Wednesday, 26 June 2013

3D Rubber Printing

I have been playing with Sugru (Celtic for "play" apparently), a self-setting rubber which is great for household repairs. Had a broken 64GB USB stick which I was anxious to fix.And it repaired a broken bit in the dishwasher. But suppose you could put Sugru into a 3D printer and turn into a gasket, perhaps to replace an obsolete part in the car or on a boat. Hyrel3D printers are the ones pioneering this move. Have you noticed how more and more interesting materials are coming on the market?

Advanced materials and 3D printing are two areas of interest for the HightechXL accelerator program launching in November in Eindhoven. Curious? There's one simple address. HightechXL.

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