Researchers at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing methods to create polymer cubes that can withstand bullets.
The cubes’ have elaborate structures and are made up of numerous layered lattices that make them ultra-durable. The researchers found that the cubes with these particular structures were significantly better at withstanding the impact of a 5.8 kilometre-per-second bullet and other “crushing forces” than a solid cube made of the same polymer.
There have been several alarming stories about 3D-printing enthusiasts potentially manufacturing their own guns at home. But a group of 12 researchers at Rice University in Houston have done the opposite — used the technique to create near-bulletproof material. We first saw the news via Gizmodo . The Rice University group used 3D printing to create plastic cubes that can remain almost wholly intact when shot at by 5.8 kilometre-per-second bullets or subjected to “crushing forces.” The idea […]
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