4D Technology May Allow Us to Replace Parts of the Body with the Same Material (Video)

4D Technology

4D Technology May Allow Us to Replace Parts of the Body with the Same Material.Four-dimensional manufacturing has created what some argue is the latest wave in industrialisation. Dr Carlo Montemagno, Director of Ingenuity Lab, explains how nanotechnology 2.0 can revolutionise healthcare, manufacturing, and looking after the environment.

The New Economy: Four-dimensional manufacturing has created what some argue is the latest wave in industrialisation.

Here to share insight on how this technology has changed the marketplace, Dr Carlo Montemagno.   Continue reading “4D Technology May Allow Us to Replace Parts of the Body with the Same Material (Video)”

Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time

Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time.A relatively new development in 3D printing is the addition of a fourth dimension: time. Students at TU Delft used this fourth dimension to print a product with origami-like characteristics that changes over time. They did this by using a 3D printer to print a form on a fabric substrate that is held under tension. Along with eight other projects, including a 3D-printed bicycle frame made of rust-resistant steel and 3D models of heart defects that are used to aid doctor-patient consultations, this project is part of the ‘Advanced Prototyping’ exhibition on 27 October at TU Delft. Continue reading “Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time”

SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time (Video)

SLA Technology

SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time.While 3D printing is currently poised at the forefront of technology, 4D printing is nipping right at its heels. This next dimension in fabrication is really just 3D printing accentuated with the use of smart materials such as shape memory polymers (SMPs) that can be reformed into new shapes, and then counted on to revert back to their original shapes when an external stimulus, such as heat, is applied. (We’ve written a lot about 4D printing in the past, and you can find a quick, good overview here.) Continue reading “SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time (Video)”

Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing (Video)

Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing. The concept of 4D printing, a term coined by Skylar Tibbits in his 2013 Ted Talk, was developed to create materials that could be manufactured or assembled in one configuration and then alter themselves by self-assembling into a second programmable configuration. The transformation could be controlled using smart materials that alter themselves based on a pre-set series of movements that would be entirely programmable. We have already seen simple 4D objects transform themselves, but until now more complex self-assembly required multiple types of stimulus that would need to be applied at specific intervals. Continue reading “Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing (Video)”

“Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia, Recreus

Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia. An explanation how to create 3d printing parts, insoles, prosthetics etc, with different hardness and stiffness varying the infill pattern, using the same material, FILAFLEX. How you can do it with a new software calls GENSOLE. Spreading the possibilities of FDM printers. Continue reading ““Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia, Recreus”

Australian researcher introduces 4D printed biomedical valve

Australian researcher introduces 4D printed biomedical valve.A medical breakthrough in Australia might represent the first big step in a new materials science, 4D printing.

No, that’s not a misprint. You’ve heard of 3D printing – also called “additive” manufacturing – where a device not unlike an inkjet printer builds an object by adding successive layers. It’s been done on everything from polymer-plastic desk toys to metallic alloys for spare parts and even human tissues. Continue reading “Australian researcher introduces 4D printed biomedical valve”

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference Adopts the Fuseami Networking app

Fuseami Networking app

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference Adopts the Fuseami Networking app. To improve business networking at the event, “4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference” is pleased to adopt the fuseami Networking app. fuseami is a revolutionary new mobile app to help you to business network smarter. Discover and connect with those other professionals that are most relevant to you at this conference. Continue reading “4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference Adopts the Fuseami Networking app”

“3D-Printing of Supramolecular Materials”, Presented by Tristan Mes, SupraPolix BV

3D-Printing of Supramolecular Materials”, Presented by Tristan Mes, SupraPolix BV. Supramolecular polymers, based on hydrogen bonding are eminently suitable for FDM 3D-printing. The thermo-reversible nature of hydrogen bonding favors the interplay between the intrinsic processability and the mechanical properties of the polymer and is therefore lowering its printing-temperature while retaining its mechanical performance. Continue reading ““3D-Printing of Supramolecular Materials”, Presented by Tristan Mes, SupraPolix BV”