Researchers develop breakthrough 3D-printed foam at NYU Tandon

The lightweight plastic could be used to explore the depths of the oceans.

… Only 5 percent of the Earth’s oceans have been explored, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But that could be changing, thanks in part to a new development by researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Coming out of the lab of Professor Nikhil Gupta [professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering] is a new process to 3D-print for the first time the syntactic foam of the type used by marine submersibles, as well as on ships and in aerospace designs.


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