Bones the model for new 3D material with extraordinary strength

06/19/2013 | GigaOm

Brittle and soft materials in bone combine for extraordinary strength, with soft collagen serving to distribute stress. The key to this strength is in how the different materials interlock, according to this article, and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have now modeled that structure, providing a way to reproduce bone-like robustness in 3D-printed material.

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