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Mechanical properties news, March 2019

A new dual-polymer hydrogel able to respond dynamically to its environment could find use in a variety of ‘soft robotic’ and biomedical applications.

‘Living glue’ inspired by nature

‘living glue’ inspired by marine organisms like barnacles and mussels works underwater or in highly damp or humid conditions

underbelly of lobsters could hold clue to developing a tough, strong and flexible material for body armor and other applications

ultrafast X-ray imaging gives an insight into exactly what is happening during additive manufacturing of metal structures

Improved metal cutting for defense, vehicles and health products

Acoustic metamaterial structure blocks 94% of sound

Researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called PBDT has a rare double-helix structure.

A new nanocrystalline tungsten-tantalum-vanadium-chromium alloy can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without fracturing.

Researchers have identified how and when gas pockets form in metal products created by a type of 3D printing called Laser Power Bed Fusion.

Researchers have developed a novel fiber comprising a gallium metal core surrounded by an elastic polymer sheath that is both strong and tough.

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