What can’t science do?

Making a balloon in the shape of a bunny normally involves a rubber tube, a bit of deft twisting and a high tolerance for squeakiness. Now 3D printing means you can create any balloon shape you please.

But wait, you can’t just turn a digital 3D model into an uninflated balloon and expect it to look right when blown up – inflating the balloon deforms the initial shape.

Not to worry, scientists have taken desired 3D shapes and calculated what empty balloon shape should be needed to produce the inflated-balloon design. The system models the way a rubber balloon stretches as it inflates, then inverts this model to find the deflated shape that will most closely resemble the balloon when blown up. Learn more here.



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