Dr. Jo Geraedts, Delft University of Technology, Presents: “4D Printing: Integrated Properties and Mechatronic Elements in Products”

Dr Jo Geraedts, Delft University of Technology, Presents: “4D Printing: Integrated Properties and Mechatronic Elements in Products”

4D Printing is the designing and manufacturing of new material properties on micro level resulting in appearance properties and functionalities on macro level.

Producing a product with 4D printing needs two different manufacturing developments:

  1. Material appearance properties for the outside of products where aesthetics and ergonomics are important and
  2. Mechatronic parts and interfaces for the inside of products where functions and behaviour are important.

Material appearance properties will be explained for 3D printing multi-material textures with full colour to reproduce old-master paintings. Mechatronic parts and interfaces will be explained for 4D Printing of shape-changing multi-materials to build soft sensors and actuators for soft-robotics.

About Dr Jo Geraedts

Prof.Dr Jo Geraedts obtained a PhD in Physics at Radboud University, Nijmegen.

He joined Océ, a Canon group company, in 1983 and worked at the development of processes and workflow for digital document printers. From 2000-2013 he was manager of Océ Design and responsible for product, graphic, user interaction and usability design of hardware and software products and systems.

Jo Geraedts became in 2008 Professor Industrial Design Engineering, chair Advanced Mechatronic Design, at Delft University of Technology. His research is focused on 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) and Robotics.

About Delft University of Technology

TU Delft’s mission is to make a significant contribution towards a sustainable society for the twenty-first century by conducting groundbreaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, by training scientists and engineers with a genuine commitment to society and by helping to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value.

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