- It can’t print something as complex as a smartphone, but it can print the body of a quadcopter drone—though you’ll still need to attach a separate motor and blades—and perhaps more importantly, later models will print hearing aids that fit your particular ear.
- Lewis and her team are steeped in the ways of materials science—a cross-disciplinary field that applies chemistry, physics, engineering and other disciplines to create new materials, ranging from new types of concrete to fibers for clothing to electronics components. And that’s what sets Voxel8 apart.
- The real breakthrough is the conductive ink the printer uses to print electronic circuits. The ink has a toothpaste-like consistency and unlike something like solder, it can be pushed through a nozzle at room temperature.
The Internet of Anything: The 3-D Printer That Can Spit Out Custom Electronics
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