Disrupted Materials – 3D printing with graphene

The wonder material graphene may be about to start a new industrial revolution

Researchers at Imperial College London have worked out how to use graphene as the raw material for 3D printing. This is the third group to have worked this out in the past four months.

The implications and disruption are potentially seismic. Currently, 3D printers print with plastic and therefore the output product has limited use. Imagine that the output was ten times stronger than stainless steel and with amazing conductivity – this could have an impact on everything from aeroplane parts to fully functioning cars, to computers to watches, and indeed personalised phones.

It’s going to allow everyone to print anything at home. And it’s going to give China a serious economic problem.

Here’s the article in detail.