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Futurity: Research News

Octopus-like 'smart gel' walks and moves objects underwater
Futurity: Research News
Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can walk underwater, grab objects, and move them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging ...

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Machine Design

Six Ways to Cut Costs with 3D Printing
Machine Design
Well-designed 3D-printed parts follow many of the same rules as those made with injection molding. These include: Use gradual transitions between adjoining surfaces. Eliminate large differences in cross section and part volume. Avoid sharp corners that ...

Vermont Life to cease printing after 72 years, iconic magazine helped lure tourists
Phoenix Books in Burlington regularly sells out of Vermont Life magazine after it hits the newsstand each quarter. "We didn't carry it for the money," said the store's manager, Tod Gross. "We carried it to be representative." That is, the store was ...

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General Public Uses 3D Printing to Make Art Accessible to the General Public
The word “democratization” is often used when it comes to 3D printing. The technology democratizes creation and production, allowing people to create and customize their own products rather than buying them. A big selling point of the technology is ...


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