New Self-Healing Materials Enable Structures to Repair Themselves

Nov 1 2022Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc. Engineering researchers developed a new self-healing composite, enabling structures to repair themselves in place, without having to be eliminated from service. 3D printed…

Self-healing 3D printed plastic can repair itself using only light

3D printed materials treated with a reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) agent have been shown to self-heal under UV lights. Credit: Shutterstock UNSW engineers have demonstrated a way to…

Self-healing 3D printed plastic can repair itself… using only light

UNSW engineers have demonstrated a way how 3D printed plastic can self-heal at room temperature using only light. Professor Cyrille Boyer and his team, Dr. Nathaniel Corrigan and Mr. Michael…