Self Healing Materials Coming Soon

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At some point in the near future you’ll wear out those running shoes, break that squash racket, drop your smartphone and crack the screen. They will need to be replaced – at a cost.

But what if we made things from materials that can heal themselves – like a plant or animal heals a wound? According to experts, the first products with truly self-healing properties may be just around the corner.

Self healing materials plus 3D printing equals an entirely new way to think about stuff.

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