Apple May Be Looking to Bite into 3D Printing

Regardless of how much the experts dither over whether the price of additive manufacturing (AM) stocks are rising above actual value, interest remains strong in companies such as Stratasys and 3D Systems. This, along with adoption of the technology by companies like GE and Ford, continues to show the continuing growth of AM, and that growth is bound to draw the attention of other entities in the business world. In October, we reported on HP’s announcement that it intends to produce at least one 3D printer in 2014.

Scientists build 3-D structures out of liquid metal

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature.

Video: Scientists create self-healing, stretchable wires

Researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to develop elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed.

Liquid metal wires stretch eight times original length

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created conductive wires that keep on working even while they're stretched up to eight times their original length.