Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Banana + PLA = WIN

Hey this was a danm cool find on the web today at http://www.wired.com/ it is about using nano fibers from fruits like bananas for make very strong plastics. here is a short quote
 "A group of scientists from Sao Paulo State University developed a way to use the nanocellulose fibers from bananas, pineapples, and other fruits to create incredibly strong, lightweight plastics. The plastic is up to four times stronger and 30 percent lighter than petroleum-based plastics, and it rivals Kevlar — the material used in bullet proof vests — in strength."
 but i do find this idea very interesting and i hope that it could be added to PLA it would make for some very good uses for the reprap project on a whole new level

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