Researchers at Harvard University have developed a biodegradable and sustainable wool-like material with shape memory that can be 3D-printed to create novel textiles and other products.

A team at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed the biomaterial, which is derived from recycled materials. The materials can be 3D printed into any shape and pre-programmed with reversible shape memory.

The invention is significant not only because researchers created the material was using leftover waste from the textile industry, but it can also help this industry that produces a large amount of waste to become more sustainable. Read More