Terminator 2-style liquid metal can now be 3D printed

3D printing with non-toxic liquid metal gallium and indium alloy. Printed neat as little droplets or slowly extruded from a syringe, the liquid forms a skin that gives it a little structure. However, if it can be incorporated into plastic and rubber 3D printers then it could provide a way to print electrical circuits within plastic objects and even enable bendable circuits to be created within rubberised materials. Gives another meaning to circuit bending.

Terminator 2-style liquid metal can now be 3D printed – tech – 09 July 2013 – New Scientist.

Printed drones to hunt down drug-running boats – tech – 01 July 2013 – New Scientist

“Called 2Seas, the UAV is designed to fly lengthy surveillance missions for coastguards in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It is a direct descendant of the catapult-launched, 1.5-metre-wingspan, electric-powered SULSA (Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) – the world’s first all-3D-printed drone, built at the University of Southampton, UK. SULSA’s first flight was exclusively revealed by New ScientistMovie Camera in August 2011.”

via Printed drones to hunt down drug-running boats – tech – 01 July 2013 – New Scientist.