Fancy 3D printer ink paves way for self-healing phone screens

Scientists at the University of Melbourne today unveiled a new 3D printer ink-gel that is entirely self repairing. This technology may one day help repair cracked phone screens. According research published by a team led by Chemical Engineer Dr. Luke Connal: Self-healing materials are capable of recovering from damages and restoring their functionality, just like the natural ability of living creatures to repair their tissues, this unique property offers the ability to extend the lifetime of products, which is usually limited by mechanical failures. The scientists produce the gel using a polymer substance that responds to ‘dynamic covalent chemistry,’ which…

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