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ELEKTRO 7/2020 was released on June 24th 2020. Its digital version will be available on July 24th 2020.

Topic: Cables, conductors and cable engineering

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New traction power supply technology 25 kV/50 Hz (part 2)

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Printable structures fold themselves

13. 9. 2017 | MIT | news.mit.edu

As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.

In a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society’s journal Applied Materials and Interfaces, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) report something new: a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it’s peeled off the printing platform.

3D printable folding structures

The technique could enable the custom manufacture of sensors, displays, or antennas whose functionality depends on their three-dimensional shape. Longer term, the researchers envision the possibility of printable robots.

Read more at MIT

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