Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter.
These are highly promising disciplines which develop in a synergistic manner, and which aim at creating entirely new forms of matter, which will lead to applications that have not yet been conceived.
Why is this relevant? These fields offer not only tremendous opportunities for engineers but also for designers as many new applications will arise. Smart materials will solve design/engineering problems, which often arise from limitations of current materials. Applications can range from new materials for shoes and wearables, to applications in robotics and new type of sensors.
The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets.
4D Printing from idea to full functionality
Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
Two day 3D Printing Event The 3D Design & Engineering Conference is part of the two day 3D Printing Event which covers the whole 3d printing / AM value chain from design to end product with four dedicated conferences plus one future looking conference, see below:
The 3DDE Conference offers design and engineering professionals the chance to learn and to look at design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing.
The roads to success in the 3D printing sector will depend on fine-tuning materials to the needs of each application. This fine-tuning process will involve the type and the quality, strength and costs of materials.
Fast Facts on the Importance of 4D Printing & Meta Materials. Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter. Two fields emerge strongly: - 4D Printing offers a streamlined path from idea to full functionality. - Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition.
Who should attend? The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference is a platform and information interface enabling an exchange of informations on market requirements, research interests and current results, skills and resources as well as facilitating the building of future partnerships. Academics, engineers, designers, and managers are invited to lecture on their state-of-the-art developments and future prospects or display their products and offers as exhibitor. The conference is mainly addressed to:
… but is open and of interest to anyone who sees potential in 4D Printing and Meta Materials!