Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

3D-printed composite is lighter than wood and stiffer than concrete

Reseachers at Harvard University have developed a way to 3D-print a cellular composite with record lightness and stiffness using an epoxy resin. This marks the first time that epoxy is used for 3D-printing, and the advance could lead to the development of new lightweight architectures for more efficient wind turbines, faster cars, and lighter airplanes.

Via: Gizmag

 

 

Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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