Wool-like material can remember and change shape #WearableWednesday #3DPrinting

from Wool-like material can remember and change shape #WearableWednesday #3DPrinting
by Ben

The applications for this product are endless. Via Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on YouTube

SEAS researchers have developed a biocompatible material that can be 3D printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory. The material is made using keratin, a fibrous protein found in hair, nails and shells, extracted from leftover Agora wool used in textile manufacturing. It could be used in anything from self-fitting bras to actuating textiles for medical therapeutics and could help reduce waste in the fashion industry.

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Original article: Wool-like material can remember and change shape #WearableWednesday #3DPrinting