MIT Researchers Develop ‘Living Additive Manufacturing’ that Alters 3D Printed Objects Once Printed

Published by , January 17, 2017 1:40 pm

(3DPrintingIndustry)  MIT researchers have developed a method called “living additive manufacturing that alters 3D printed objects once printed. The technique involves using light in order to adapt the chemical structure of a 3D printed material. This allows the creation of more complex objects which could be molded together, softened, or even enlarged.
Jeremiah Johnson, Associate Professor of Chemistry at MIT describes his research, “The idea is that you could print a material and subsequently take that material and, using light, morph the material into something else, or grow the material further.” The research is described in the ACS Central.

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