New 3D printed structures can fold itself

New 3D printed structures can fold itself

A team of researchers from MIT’s computer science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and colleagues have reported something new: a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it’s peeled off the printing platform.The study appears in the journal Applied Materials and Interfaces.One of the big advantages of devices that self-fold without any outside stimulus, the researchers said, is that they can involve a wider range of materials and more delicate structures.Read More

Industry trends: Leather chemicals market size was more than $6 billion in 2016 and is estimated to witness growth over 6 percent over the forecast timespan, according to a report by Global Market Insights Inc.Escalating leather demand across the globe for manufacturing footwear, apparels etc. will positively influence the leather chemicals market size over the projected timeframe. The product is majorly used in leather processing in order to produce fine finished products.Read More


By Dominik Seeger: Whether in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics or Food Industry, the costs for raw materials is permanently increasing all over the world and in all fields.Manufacturing companies search for new processes and new possibilities to remain competitive and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Occasionally, they are successful by, for example, substituting expensive raw materials with cheaper ones.Another possibility for savings is to reduce the raw materials consumed in production.Read More

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has made a significant oil discovery to the west of its prime Mumbai High fields in the Arabian sea, a senior official said.The discovery in the well WO-24-3 is estimated to hold an in-place reserve of about 20 million tonnes, he said.Mumbai High, India’s biggest oil field, currently produces 205,000 barrels of oil per day (just over 10 million tonnes per annum) and the new find would add to that production in less than two years’ time.Read More