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Incredible Self-healing 3D-printed Rubber Could Revolutionise Manufacturing

by Jeff Hopkins, on 4/26/19 9:00 AM

Researchers in the US have created a self-healing rubber that can repair a tear even at room temperature, allowing for much better durability and longevity of everyday objects like shoes and tires. Beginning with a 3D-printing method known as photopolymerisation, in which light solidifies a liquid resin into a desired shape, the scientists also altered its atomic structure to give the resin the ability to heal itself.

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