New iron-and-copper-making equipment could be used to make new types of furniture, according to an MIT team led by researchers.
The new machines, which could also make furniture for a range of other applications, could also be used for more complicated tasks, including sewing and weaving, the team said.
Researchers have been working to develop new materials for new kinds of machines, including those for industrial, architectural and medical machines.
MIT is one of a handful of labs in the United States that has been developing a new set of machines.
The MIT team, which includes MIT’s David Kuznetsov, the John Hopkins University’s Alex Klimentyev and the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Brian D. Brown, also includes MIT professor John P. Koehler, and MIT professor and former MIT engineer William G. O’Neill.
“The main aim of this work is to provide new materials that have some sort of intrinsic mechanical properties that enable them to perform their original functions,” Koehl said.
The new material is called “diy” and is made from iron oxide and aluminum hydroxide.
It’s a new type of metal that’s easier to work with and less prone to cracking and damage, which is a problem for existing machines.
“The new iron will be much more durable and lighter, which means that it will be used in a much more diverse range of tasks,” Kuznetssov said.
Iron oxide is an inexpensive, lightweight metal that could also hold a lot of promise for new machines.
The researchers found that their new metal could be mixed with aluminum hydrous oxide, a material commonly used in metal-working machines, to make a material that would be more durable.
“Diy” is also used to produce a variety of different metals, including titanium and nickel, which are used in various industrial, medical and industrial-related applications.
“These materials, if used properly, could have very wide applications,” Kuehl said, adding that the new material could be a key component for other types of machines in the future.