International Sugar Journal

Researchers develop tough, stretchable fibre for applications in robotics, textiles [Registered]

Engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a fibre that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, creating a material that could be incorporated into soft robotics or super-tough textiles. Capable of stretching up to 7 times its length without breaking, the fibre can absorb a great deal of energy as it deforms, becoming tougher than both the materials in its composition.

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