Scientists 3D print shape-shifting “chainmail” fabric

August 23rd, 2021

NTU Singapore scientists have developed fabric that can stiffen on demand. Photo: Nanyang Technological University. A new type of shape-shifting technology modeled on ancient chainmail armor has been developed by scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Caltech in the U.S. Described by the researchers as a type of "wearable structured fabric," the material is […]

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Yale researchers announce new shape-shifting material

October 12th, 2020

Photo: Yale University, the lab of Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio A new robotic fabric structure, developed in the lab of Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio at Yale University, could lead to new innovations in adaptive clothing, self-deploying shelters, or lightweight shape-changing machinery. The robotic fabric created by the researchers has actuation, sensing and variable stiffness fibers while retaining the […]

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