Polymer discovery gives 3D-printed sand super strength

Image: Tomonori Saito shows a 3D-printed sandcastle; Copyright: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist Tomonori Saito shows a 3D-printed sandcastle at the DOE Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. Copyright: Carlos Jones/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

10.01.2022

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Copyright: Dustin Gilmer/University of Tennessee, Knoxville

A novel polymer developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory strengthens sand for additive manufacturing applications. A 6.5 centimeter 3D-printed sand bridge, shown here, held 300 times its own weight. Copyright: Dustin Gilmer/University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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