(Nanowerk News) Due to its excellent material properties of elasticity, resilience, and electrical and thermal insulation, elastomers have been used in a myriad of applications. They are especially ideal for fabricating soft robots, flexible electronics and smart biomedical devices which require soft and deformable material properties to establish safe and smooth interactions with humans externally and internally.
"As 3D printing has exploded into the mainstream, making an impact on nearly every industry worldwide, the technology has continued to evolve at an accelerated pace. Along with that, the study of materials and how they can improve 3D printing has been widely researched. Sometimes though, that works in the reverse, as 3D printing is used to improve the creation of the materials themselves—as in the case of elastomers."
"A coaporation project between a Bezalel Academy student and the Hebrew University’s Institute of Chemistry creates intricate lacework through technological means, blending art and science in a bid to reshape craft as we know it. The project was the brainchild of Ganit Goldstein, a jewelry and fashion student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. As part of her second year project, Goldstein had to recreate a historical outfit and later provide her own contemporary interpretation. Read more about BEZALEL STUDENT USES 3D PRINTING TO DESIGN SYNTHETIC LACEWORK
"A cooperative project between a Bezalel Academy student and the Hebrew University’s Institute of Chemistry creates intricate lacework through technological means, blending art and science in a bid to reshape craft as we know it.