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3D-Printing with Liquid Metal at Room Temperature #cool

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Article on CNET by +Amanda Kooser

«Researchers took a liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium at room temperature and made (...) a 3D figure. (...) The researchers have spent years developing a method of 3D-printing liquid metal at room temperature. (...) The process uses a syringe needle to dollop tiny spheres of metal together. A thin oxide skin holds it all together and prevents the printed structures from just collapsing into metal blobs. (...) The extruded wires are both flexible and stretchable, opening up possibilities for 3D-printing connections between electronic components (...) and even applications like headphone wires where flexibility and the ability to self-heal could improve durability.»
Source: CNET.

Article on NewScientist by +Jacob Aron

Full (free) Paper
"3D Printing of Free Standing Liquid Metal Microstructures"
by Collin Ladd, Ju-Hee So, John Muth, and Michael D. Dickey
researchers at North Carolina State University

One of the researchers on Reddit
"I spent four freaking years not being able to show this project to the public: 3-D liquid metal printing"

#science   #3dprinting   #metals
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Seems we'll soon be making our own motherboards from blueprints :)
I cant wait I got some cool stuff I need to make
Not to be a troll, but it looks not quite ready for prime-time.  I'm a fan of multi-material 3D printing, but this looks too much like dripped solder. 
guess how much is the resistance value (ohms) of that resistor??? hehehehe!
Rene M
They are able to generate organic materials now too.  From what I hear, they are very close to producing human organs as well. What a changing movement of time we travel on right now of space.
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