New 3D-printed material technology lets objects be both hard and soft (Video)

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New 3D-printed material technology lets objects be both hard and soft. Recently, researchers started to engineer not only the outer shape of objects, but also their internal microstructure. Such objects, typically based on 3D cell grids, are also known as metamaterials. Metamaterials are artificial structures with mechanical properties that are defined by their usually repetitive cell patterns, rather than the material they are made of. Continue reading “New 3D-printed material technology lets objects be both hard and soft (Video)”

Tikcit is registration platform partner of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference

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Tikcit is registration platform partner of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference , which will take place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Conference Center in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands

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New shape-changing smart material developed by Washington State University researchers (Video)

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Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work.

This is the first time researchers have been able to combine several smart abilities, including shape memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, into one material. They have published their work in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Continue reading “New shape-changing smart material developed by Washington State University researchers (Video)”

Researchers optimize 4D polymer printing with photochemical microreactor

Researchers optimize 4D polymer printing with photochemical microreactor. A team of researchers at the University of Miami has developed a 4D printing system using a massively parallel flow-through photochemical microreactor. The extra “dimension” comes from the 3D printer’s ability to precisely control the monomer composition of each feature in a brush polymer array. Continue reading “Researchers optimize 4D polymer printing with photochemical microreactor”

BMW pictures a future where that change can be archived by using 4D Printing (Video)

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BWM celebrates their 100th birthday by looking into the future of cars. The vision of BMW incarnates in a concept car called BMW Vision Next 100.

The concept tackles some problems of the future. They picture the future self driving car as a combination of autonomous and manual driving. So if you want to drive yourself the cars interior changes to your needs. Continue reading “BMW pictures a future where that change can be archived by using 4D Printing (Video)”

4D-Printed Structures that React to Water, Developed by Harvard Researchers (Video)

4D-Printed Structures that React to Water, Developed by Harvard Researchers .A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has evolved their microscale 3-D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time.

Inspired by natural structures like plants, which respond and change their form in response to environmental stimuli, the team has unveiled 4D-printed hydrogel composite structures that change shape when immersed in water. Continue reading “4D-Printed Structures that React to Water, Developed by Harvard Researchers (Video)”

3D, 4D printing technology to enable clothing & consumer products that will think for us (Video)

3D, 4D printing technology to enable clothing & consumer products that will think for us.Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the epicenter of the world’s technological innovation, and nothing is more on the forefront of the future than the MIT Media Lab. At events all over the world MIT’s Technology Review tries to start global conversations about technologies that matter, the people who make them and how they could change our lives. Throughout 2015 the chosen topics were as diverse as they were cutting edge, including Augmented Knowledge, Better Living Through Data, Infinite Energy, Rethinking Urban Infrastructure, and  Robots Among Us. At last week’s MIT’s Technology Review EmTech Brazil, audiences got a taste of what the future of wearable technology and self-assembling consumer products could be. Continue reading “3D, 4D printing technology to enable clothing & consumer products that will think for us (Video)”

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

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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)”