Some samples of the new material

Photographer: Anna Lena Lundqvist/Chalmers

Researchers at Chalmers have developed a new synthetic rubber-like material with a unique combination of properties. The material could be suitable for applications in various medical devices for supporting or replacing human tissue. The 3D printed ‘nose’ in the image is an example of how the material could act as a possible replacement for cartilage.

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