Researchers Can Produce Printed Hair Using 3D Technology

The emergence of 3D printing machines has helped designers to produce realistic models in different scientific and industrial projects as per the specifications and needs of different clients. Now you can also use these sophisticated printers for the production of hair locks in different designing and decorating projects. It is possible to do that in accordance with the specific requirements of the clients. Such machines enjoy good demand in toy industry where manufacturers can easily produce artificial furs or hairs using the latest 3D CAD technology and implant them on the models of a rabbit, teddy bear, and others to unleash an aesthetic appeal among the buyers.

Benefits of using 3D technology for Producing Printed Hairs

It saves a lot of time and energy without incurring much expenditure. For enhancing the efficiency of these machines, researchers have introduced a sophisticated 3D printing technology to increase the pace of printed hair production to be used in distinct functions and forms. Such printed software can also be used in sensing and other objects other objects quite smoothly.

With the help of this technology, designers can easily alter the stiffness level of the artificial synthetic hair like structures during the production of toothbrush bristle and other decorative items. You will be glad to hear that to increase the ambit of the 3D printing machine, students of Tangible Media Group under the leadership of Jifei Ou have launched a project called Cillia. This has been done to introduce the latest application that can efficiently produce such hair structures at an impressive pace and scale as per the needs of the customers that include density, thickness, angle, and others. This new project platform not only focuses on the production of pre-designed replicated hair but also aims to improve the functionality for serving diverse purposes like movement, sensation, physical protection, and warmth.

After developing this latest printing technology, researchers led by Ou started to experiment with several applications to test the ambit and scope of this technique in a user-friendly platform. During the ongoing experiment, it was found that regulating the hair orientation may result in the formation of adhesive structures like Velcro which might not serve the desired purpose of flexibility and stability in all situations. So Ou presented a proposal before the researchers to produce unique patterns of hair-like structures that can help in the movement of models on any type of surface through altering the mode of the frequency vibration. Scientists are also working hard on expanding the utility of these hair-like patterns in combination with different sensory tools to improve the coordination of various mechanical activities. Such hairs need to be produced with the help of stereolithography printers to easily withstand the harsh external environment once attached to the models.

Conclusion  

The introduction of new 3D printing software has increased the scope and efficiency of producing artificial hairs to a great extent. Such hair like structures can either be used in the manufacturing of wigs or can be attached to the models as per the needs of the clients.

http://www.livescience.com/55159-3d-printed-hair-created.html

2017-03-31T16:20:01+00:00
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