Mechanical properties news, September 2022

For the first time, researchers have worked out how to 3D-print a particularly strong form of stainless steel.

egg white proteins can be transformed into ultralightweight carbon aerogels for highly efficient water purification

conductive cotton thread can be machine-embroidered onto textiles to create wearable sensors

Researchers have discovered that the nanoscale events that occur at the surface of metals when they’re deformed can predict their fatigue strength.

Researchers have developed a 3D nanolattice that possesses a property known as anelasticity, which could form the basis for tiny shock absorbers.

block copolymer self-assembly combined with 3D printing creates ceramics with nano- to microscale porosity

New curing technique speeds up direct ink writing

Researchers have come up with a method for turning 3D printable polymers into lightweight, ultra-tough, biocompatible hybrid carbon microlattices.

Inspired by how termites build their nests, a novel algorithm uses simple rules to design architected materials with unique mechanical properties.

Researchers have created the first example of an engineering material that can simultaneously sense, think and act upon mechanical stress.

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