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Could this structure allow 3-D printed polymers to replace ceramic materials in body armor?

By April Gocha / June 20, 2017

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.

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Video: Graphene goes 3-D to build porous geometries that are stronger and lighter than steel

By April Gocha / January 11, 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) have figured out the key to building strong yet light 3-D structures from graphene.

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Simulation, 3D printing combine to duplicate (or improve!) natural materials

By Jim Destefani / June 25, 2013

The brick-and-mortar pattern of MIT’s simulated bone and nacre material doesn’t look much like the real thing. Credit: M. Buehler/MIT; photo by Graham Bratzel. For an observer of science and technology topics (OK, for this observer, anyway), it can be fascinating to watch how the fertile minds of researchers work to combine multiple technologies, which…

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