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- DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (2018, December 19). New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3D printing material. ScienceDaily Quote: "...But when researchers combined lignin with nylon, they found a surprising result: the composite's room temperature stiffness increased while its melt viscosity decreased. The lignin-nylon material had tensile strength similar to nylon alone and lower viscosity, in fact, than conventional ABS or high impact polystyrene...Scientists were also able to mix in a higher percentage of lignin -- 40 to 50 percent by weight -- a new achievement in the quest for a lignin-based printing material. ORNL scientists then added 4 to 16 percent carbon fiber into the mix. The new composite heats up more easily, flows faster for speedier printing, and results in a stronger product..."
- Purdue University. (2018, October 3). New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks -- just like structures in nature. ScienceDaily
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (2017, December 8). Volumetric 3D printing promises nearly instant builds. ScienceDaily: Quote: "...However, by using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, along with collaborators at UC Berkeley, the University of Rochester, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing. The novel approach is called "volumetric" 3D printing, and is described in the journal Science Advances, published online on Dec. 8...".
- Maxim Shusteff, Allison E. M. Browar, Brett E. Kelly, Johannes Henriksson, Todd H. Weisgraber, Robert M. Panas, Nicholas X. Fang, Christopher M. Spadaccini. One-step volumetric additive manufacturing of complex polymer structures. Science Advances, 2017; 3 (12): eaao5496 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5496.
- Asociación RUVID. (2015, October 1). A material able to repair itself. ScienceDaily Quote: "...Researchers have developed a flexible polymeric material capable of self-repairing. The material, a type of transparent resin, has the property of healing itself; for example, when it is cut with scissors in half and put back in contact, it rejoins itself within 10-15 seconds without using any external source..."
- University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2015, September 17). Souped-up software reduces guesswork, tedium in computer-aided engineering. ScienceDaily Quote: "...Engineers recently released a new computer-aided engineering software program, and its users are already calling it a “gift from heaven.” Mechanical engineers spent four years developing the software, which assists in optimizing the design of parts for just about anything -- from bicycles and airplanes to bridges and furniture..."
- Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines, 2004 Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Ralph C. Merkle http://www.molecularassembler.com/KSRM.htm -- Main.VikOlliver - 10 Nov 2005