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Groundbreaking 3D printed smart fabric stiffens on demand
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Author:JK    Date:02.Sep.2021
Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US have developed a new type of ‘chainmail’ fabric that is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand. The lightweight fabric is 3D-printed from nylon plastic polymers and comprises hollow octahedrons that interlock with each other.


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