3D Printing Respirator Masks

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Covid-19 has impacted the world on a massive scale and will continue to do so for some time. It’s often difficult to focus on the positives but thanks to 3D printing technology and the hard work of so many people, there is a silver lining. In this article, we take a closer look at the 3D printed respirator mask designed by Mark Fuller from GE Additive.

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Robotics Research: The Light-Powered OsciBot

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Credit: Yusen Zhao and Ximin He/UCLA

The robotics industry has advanced tremendously in recent years with several cutting edge developments. Now, researchers have created a hydrogel-based, light-powered robot that swims in response to a direct light source.

This particular robot, the OsciBot, is attracted to and only powered by a constant visible light source. It doesn’t require a battery pack or power tether of any kind. This type of technology could revolutionise the maritime industry in terms of energy harvesting and propulsion in the future.

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