Ever got a dent in your car or other metallic surfaces? If they were made from this stuff, you could fix the dent with a simple hair blower!
You are about to witness the next revolution in 3D printing! 3D printing technology has been around for a couple of decades now, but so far it has only made structures in one shape or another. But at CES2015 a new 3D printer was revealed that actually can print conductive paths! It’s called VOXEL8 and in our mind it will be the first of many circuit capable 3D printers in the near future. Just watch this video interview by Make: and judge for yourself.
Ferrofluids are a class of materials that has fascinating properties. It can be used as a magnetic ink, to visualize magnetic fields and even to attract oil to mechanical parts and therefore control exactly where the friction should be extra low. In this beautiful video Mist8k shows us all of these properties and more. And if you become as fascinated over this weird material as we are, we have added two more videos from Mist8k down below for your viewing pleasure!
At the 3D EXPO in Halmstad Sweden, I saw a fantastic new smart material for 3D printers and I just had to interview the inventor behind it, Thomas Palm. Unfortunately, the only camera I had with me was my mobile phone camera, so please excuse the poor image and sound quality. Still, it is an awesome new material that you simply have to see!
To learn more about 3D printing rubber, visit his site: http://rubber3dprinting.com/
If you wish to buy this filament, you can do so at the Creative Tools website: http://www.creativetools.se/Filament-en/filament-175_en/pi-etpu-95-250-carbon-black-1kg
To download all the 3D models and more, visit Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/Palmiga/designs/page:1
Thomas Palm’s company is called Palmiga Innovation and you can find the website here: http://www.palmiga.com
Today Michael Dickey have very interesting news for us. Do you remember the second terminator movie? Where the bad robot could turn into a liquid and back to a solid again, by will? Yeah, we all thought that could never happen, but researchers at NC State has actually been able to electrically guide metal liquid with electricity! Sure, it´s not nearly as sophisticated as in the second terminator movie, but it might be the beginning of the future….Everybody kneel down and say “Hail Skynet!”