Ultralight—and ultrastiff—materials fabricated using 3D printing technology

It’s the Muhammad Ali of materials, floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL; Livermore, CA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) have developed a material with the same weight and density as aerogel—a material so light it’s called “frozen smoke”—with 10,000 times greater stiffness. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Materials and Additives read more

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Ultralight—and ultrastiff—materials fabricated using 3D printing technology

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