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NASA Challenge on 3D Habitat on Mars Rocks

NASA challenges, though small in cash, do have wider reach and response. But this time it is huge and in millions. The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (America Makes) is offering $2.25 million to design and build a 3-D printed habitat on Mars and anywhere in the deep space exploration. Part of the Centennial Challenges Program of NASA managed by ...

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Forget 3D, We’re Into 4D Now

Just as the 3D printing is making waves, researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production, under the influence of external stimuli such as water or heat – called 4D printing. So, as in 3D printing, a structure is built up layer by layer into the desired shape, but these new materials are ...

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