Tag: engineering


3D printing could revolutionise mining in Australia

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Jun 2013

3D printing could revolutionise mining in Australia

Additive manufacturing aka 3D printing is impacting on many different industries, including mining down under. A major primary industry and a significant contributor to the Australian economy.  Any advantage should be taken to advance and keep Australian mining


Ultralight fractal structures could bear heavy loads

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Dec 2012

Ultralight fractal structures could bear heavy loads

Origianlly posted on physicsworld A team of researchers in Europe has shown that the density of large structures can be dramatically reduced, if they are designed using a fractal pattern. The researchers have worked out a way to calculate an optimal “hierarchal structure” built from a certain material so that it can withstand a given load. They claim that using such techniques could help in building...

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