USB cable with 3D-printed connector: 5.25-inch laptop
Posted On July 30, 2021
In a major breakthrough, a company in China has created a cable with a 3D printed connector that can be used to power a laptop, a smartphone or a tablet.
According to the report, the cable was printed from carbon fiber, which was made from lightweight materials, and then the plastic was cut to make a three-dimensional shape.
The device has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display that can connect to a USB port on the laptop or a USB cable from the smartphone or tablet.
It has a built-in microphone for audio calls, Bluetooth connectivity and a microSD card slot for storing and retrieving photos.
“This is a breakthrough in the world of electronics, because the cable can be connected directly to the smartphone and it will not need a special charger,” the report says.
“With 3D printing, there is no need for a special charging cable.”
The cable is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.0 or later, and it has an output of 5.2 watts.
The report said that the cable could be used as a replacement for traditional USB cables, and could be more affordable than similar USB cables made from metal.
“It is also cheaper, because it can be assembled on a small scale,” the company says.