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Video: Concrete reinforced with recycled tire fibers has enhanced performance, reduced environmental impact

June 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Scientists at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada) have a new strategy that just might be going somewhere—they’ve devised a technique to incorporate recycled rubber tire fibers into concrete to reuse the waste material, improve the durability of concrete, and reduced the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.


Video: 3-D printed bridge uses sustainable design

June 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney

Architects and engineers from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Madrid, Spain, collaborated on a 3-D printed concrete bridge, created using a process that recycles raw materials during manufacturing.


Cultivating Mars colonization: 3-D printing method uses extraterrestrial soil to build biodegradable parts on site

April 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.



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