Next generation of 3D printers uses anti-grav

It wasn’t so long ago that 3D printers seemed like they could only exist in sci-fi worlds and if you’d heard the guys on star trek talk about the replicator’s anti-grav you’d probably think there was a scripting error – I mean you can get too far fetched, can’t you?

That’s not what Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić thought. They have led a team to develop ‘Mataerial’ – it’s essentially a mechanical arm that emits a thermosetting polymer using a a new form of extrusion. 2 components of the polymer react as it is extruded and then solidify to form the print out.
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The shape can be designed in CAD and then printed in full colour on uneven or non-horizontal surfaces.

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