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 •  August 16, 2016

Fashion student Danit Peleg was always drawn to the latest gadgets. Laser cutting, screen printing—if it’s cutting edge, she’s cutting it and stitching it together. So she said it seemed natural that she’d be among the of the first wave of designers to use 3D printing to make fabric. Using mostly elastic material, the Tel Aviv-based fashion...

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 •  June 12, 2014

Heinz Ketchup and Ford Motor Company have formed an unlikely partnership to research the uses of tomato fiber in automotive plastic, the companies announced this week. The research into how dried tomato skins could be used in vehicles is part of Ford’s effort to enhance fuel economy by lightening its vehicles.
The material could be used in parts ...

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 •  July 12, 2013

Even on their own, 3D printing technology and the supermaterial graphene have the potential to bring about the next industrial revolution. So imagine if it were possible to 3D print objects using graphene? It's pretty mind-boggling.
It’s already possible to make everything from guns to food to human body parts. If graphene proves workable as a 3D ...