Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Another New Fabric

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Health, Medicine

Ed Hessler

A new kind of material has been developed which includes two properties. The material is adjustable and reversible.  It is one of a growing number of smart fabrics made possible by 3D printing. It will remind you of chain mail.  Apply pressure and the links are jammed together with the fabric becoming stiff and solid. Release pressure and the links become limp.

One possible use is for reusable casts.

Learn more in this 3m 43s Nature video which includes a link to the full paper

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