2018 edition

On April 18, the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference took place at the same location. It is the first conference of its kind, now at the 3rd edition, focused on shape memory materials & 4D printing, smart materials & their applications.

Speakers from Keio University (Japan), University of Wollongong (Australia), Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), Aachen University (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Germany), to name only a few, touched on topics such as 4D Textiles: 3D printed hybrid textiles for shape change and self-assembly | 4D Printing for Shoes and other garments | 4D Printing for new Building Façades Design and more.

At the exhibition on April 17, companies such as FARO, Design8, Interreg project “Accelerate3”, American Elements and Northbridge were present.

Below you can see the program of the entire event:

Day 2, 18 April 2018

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference

8:30 9:30 Welcome and registration
9:30 09:35 pieter hermans program Moderator: Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators, Jakajima jakajima, program
09:35 10:05 Marc in 't Panhuis Marc in het Panhuis, Professor of Materials Science, University of Wollongong, Australia, on “3D and 4D printing of edible and living hydrogel materials”, More information; Read the interview
10:05 10:35 Niek van Sleeuwen, Perflex – Eindhoven University of Technology, on “4D Shoemaking”, More information TU-Eindhoven program
10:35 11:15 Coffee Break + Networking
11:15 11:45 David Schmelzeisen David Schmelzeisen, Head of 4D textiles group, Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, Germany on “4D Textiles: 3D printed hybrid textiles for shape change and self assembly”, More information program
11:45 12:15 Marta Invernizzi Marta Invernizzi, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Collaborator, ChIP Lab (Laboratory of Chemistry and Characterization of Innovative Polymers), Italy, on “4D printing of modified polycaprolactone with self-healing abilities”, More information politecnico program
12:15 13:45 Lunch + Networking
13:45 14:15 Hiroya Tanaka Hiroya Tanaka, Professor, Keio University/ Director, Social Fabrication Lab, Keio SFC/ Executive Director, Keio Research Institute at SFC, Japan, on “4D Printing for new Building Façades Design”, More information
14:15 14:45 Program Jens Schlimbach Jens Schlimbach, Deputy Research Director,
The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany, on “IFDM: 3D Printing with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement”, More information
14:45 15:30 Coffee Break + Networking
15:30 16:00 florent cosandier program Florent Cosandier, Senior R&D Engineer, CSEM, Switzerland, on “From active tuning of single cell stiffness towards multipurpose (re)programmable mechanism”, More information logo csem program
16:00 16:30 Matthew Berwind Matthew Berwind, Researcher, PhD candidate, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Germany, on “Programmable mechanical metamaterials”, More information fraunhofer program
16:30 17:30 Drinks + Networking