Technology Often Leads Design – Conductive 3D Printing

Need to update....   Don't you just love when a new technology leads and moves design forward in leaps and bounds. Well a recent group of students through Kickstarter have invented a printing head for an open source printer that enables 3D objects to be printed that are fully functional electrically with electrical circuitry enclosed! "A group of Stanford University graduate students have created an 3D printer attachment that lays down functioning circuitry right alongside the thermoplastic extruder head of an existing machine, ...

Anti Smog Paint

Yes, that is correct - anti smog paint. A new paint is being developed to help with pollution - in particular nitrogen oxides (or NOx). This novel idea involves a chemical reaction with titanium dioxide in the paint to produce nitric acid. The nitric acid is then washed away by rainwater or neutralised by calcium carbonate in the paint.   The paint involves using nanoparticle to generate a very high surface area and a silicon based polymer.  It is estimated that in a ...