A new resin expands the scope of volumetric printing

A new light-sensitive polymer resin gives researchers more control over 3D-printed objects. Since its inception in the early 1980s, 3D printing technology has emerged as a futuristic and revolutionary means of manufacturing. Among the many innovations is a technique called volumetric additive printing, in which an entire 3D object is is solidified from a photosensitive […]

Clear temporal delimitations for amber, copal and resin aid in studies of biodiversity loss

Copal from the Holocene in Colombia with enclosed insects and plant remains. Credit: Senckenberg/Solórzano-Kraemer In a study published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, Senckenberg scientist Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer defines specific time periods for the terms amber, copal, and resin. Together with researchers from the Universitat de Barcelona, the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, […]

Scientists develop a simple and scalable strategy to produce resin films with anti-reflective nanostructures–inspired by eyes of moths — ScienceDaily

There is a huge number of human problems that scientists and engineers have solved by drawing ideas directly from mechanisms found in other lifeforms, from Velcro to Japan’s famous bullet trains, the Shinkansen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to know that many remarkable advances in anti-reflective coating were inspired by the peculiar […]