Scientists 3D print shape-shifting “chainmail” fabric

August 23rd, 2021

NTU Singapore scientists have developed fabric that can stiffen on demand. Photo: Nanyang Technological University. A new type of shape-shifting technology modeled on ancient chainmail armor has been developed by scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Caltech in the U.S. Described by the researchers as a type of "wearable structured fabric," the material is […]

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A cheaper, easier way to 3D print textiles

November 9th, 2020

3D fabric structures have been around for thousands of years, but the process of turning fiber into fabric hasn’t changed very much. A research team based at MIT and headed by Jack Forman recognized a need for a fast and accessible approach to manufacturing textiles into 3D forms.  In this series of photos, A) demonstrates […]

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