Laser Sintering 3D Printer, Sintratec, Reaches CrowdFunding Goal, Announces New Materials

Sintratec launched their SLS desktop 3D printer on Indiegogo back in November. Selective laser sintering is completely foreign to desktop 3D printing, and certainly hasn’t been anywhere near affordable. Sintratec, whose printer goes by the same name, changed all this when they offered the world’s first desktop SLS printer for under $4,000. Continue reading “Laser Sintering 3D Printer, Sintratec, Reaches CrowdFunding Goal, Announces New Materials”

Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat. Continue reading “Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states”