The age-old dream of genius mathematician embodied 3D printer (3 photos + video)
In our days, the fiction that we have heard or read in childhood, a reality. Many ideas and developments were not implemented during the life of the authors of the technical capabilities were insufficient in those years. Recent equipment and technology help us to dust off postponed to the far shelf of projects. For example, scientists from the U.S. rice University printed on a 3D printer real “mathematical miracle”. We are talking about swartzite, the material is super-tough and very lightweight. Until now, it existed only in the form of a mathematical model on paper.
My name svartsot received from Herman Schwartz. This German mathematician invented back in the 80-ies of the XIX century the data structure. Then they seemed a miracle and inspired inventors to create many materials and structures – both organic and inorganic. However, all this remains pure theory, realize that helped only three-dimensional printers.
American experts together with the Brazilian peers from the University of Campinas have studied the structure of swartzite, using the model of molecular dynamics. After that it was printed in the form of polymer cubes. The porous structure of the material created using computer algorithms. At the same time, scientists realized that able to print it on a 3D printer, and then test. The researchers believe that in a short time from the bricks of this kind people will be able to build large buildings. Theoretically, these structures at the atomic level is very strong. They have a great indica strain.
According to team members, important as it breaks down this material. It is necessary that things have not collapsed catastrophically quickly, and quite slowly. The difference between data structures that, if applied to one wall is made of the resulting material, strength, deform, it will become slowly, in layers. If you make a house out of swartzite, and he’ll start to fall or collapse, then he will do it slowly so that nobody gets hurt.
The researchers plan to improve obtained with the help of a 3D printer the surface with the maximum minimization of the size of the polymers, to create the “building” blocks are even easier. Also experts expect to create scarcity of ceramic and metal.