3D Printing with Graphene Could be a Game Changer

( Graphene is an ultra light, but strong, material. Specifically, it’s a honeycomb style lattice made of carbon atoms and is expected to play a large role in everything from the automotive to the aerospace industry due to its unique properties. A partnership between American Graphite Technologies Inc. and the Ukraine-based Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology was announced last May to develop the technology to print graphene parts with 3D printers. And in October, the project was green-lit for live status after getting approval from the Science and Technology Centre Ukraine.

3D printed parts with graphene might be cheaper to produce via additive manufacturing than they are by current means. And if 3D printed parts are as strong and durable as graphene parts created by traditional means, then this could be a real game changer.