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January 25th, 2019

3D printed magnetic mesh robots can reshape and grab objects while floating on water

A study out of North Carolina State University investigates a process for 3D printing soft robotics that can be controlled with magnetic fields. Soft robotics is a subfield where robotic objects are constructed of materials that mimic tissues via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190125-3d-printed-magnetic-mesh-robots-can-reshape-and-grab-objects-while-floating-on-water.html

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Essentium secures $22.2M investment from BASF and Materialise for high speed 3D printing

Texas-based Essentium raised $22.2 million in a Series A round to continue expansion of its 3D printing solutions to meet market demand for the recently introduced Essentium High Speed Extrusion Platform. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190125-essentium-secures-investment-from-basf-and-materialise-for-high-speed-3d-printing.html

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Researchers use multimaterial 3D printing to create first fast-response, stiffness-tunable soft actuator

The standard robot (overlord) is usually equipped with rigid actuators, also known as grippers; they may have a soft coating to limit scratching the surface of whatever object the robot is interacting with, but ultimately the actuators have to be relatively stiff via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190125-researchers-3d-print-multi-material-stiffness-tunable-actuators.html

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