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Researchers at the University of Warwick and GKN Aerospace have developed a material that, when used in a 3D printer (3DP), makes it possible for the printed objects to include working sensors. Detailed in a paper titled A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors (PDF), the researchers …

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Spell-checker not working chaps...?

---> BRITTISH - shame on you.

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Headmaster

Re: Spell-checker not working chaps...?

I'd have to agree... Any other word but BRITISH is excusable ...

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Anonymous Coward

I love the Carbomorph...

...it's so bad.

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So, will this be in the next seaon of red dwarf?

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Neat, but not quite the first

These guys have been printing piezoresistive sensors since 2009. Have a couple on order actually.

http://www.milonetech.com

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Re: Neat, but not quite the first

That is a nice link, thanks. There was good video on the site showing the sensor in action.

I think the main difference is the substance in the article is formable into any shape, as opposed to a printed strip.

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Devil

Hehe

This would give a new meaning to surfing for pron while wearing that glove....talk about a 5 finger shuffle...

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Anonymous Coward

Seems interesting

Now can someone try the same thing with Polymorph mixed with barium titanate, to make speakers etc?

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Meh

Re: Seems interesting

"Now can someone try the same thing with Polymorph mixed with barium titanate, to make speakers etc?"

Read the article.

Polymorph is piezoelectric

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Boffin

Sounds familar...

The MIT Media Lab had a project called "things that think" either incorporating processors in objects or roll to roll printing electronics.

IIRC they had a "memory element" patent (or licensed it form Zerox PARC) for a EEPROM element using carbon (or silicon?) granules as the storage element.

Beware US patent trolls on the sniff.

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Carbomorph...

...sounds like something the FDA would approve as a food additive.

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Anonymous Coward

RE. Re. Seems Interesting

No, as in makes it more piezoelectric.

BaTiO3 is one of the few materials that works when in granular form, its also used as an EL dielectric and is responsible for the audible noise from wire/panels under power.

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Yes but..

..can it print me a cup of tea?

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