The effect of 4D printed internal structure on the shape memory effect of shape memory polymers

Jiwoo Choi

by Jiwoo Choi, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London

One way to 4D print is through the use of Shape Memory Polymers (SMP). these are a type of polymer which react to an external stimulus (e.g. temperature) and subsequently change their shape in a programmed manner. Previous 4D printing research has focused on different material properties (chemistry) or geometric shape (size, thickness etc.) to control its morphing behaviour.

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Thermo-Mechanical Metamaterials: Towards Stimuli Responsive Micro-Robotics

Ji Qingxiang

by Ji Qingxiang, Femto-st, CNRS, Université de Franche-Comté (UFC)

Metamaterials have attracted large scientific interest as promising candidates to break some fundamental bound on materials properties and to realize some dreaming devices such as the invisibility cloaks or the perfect flat lenses based on negative refraction.

However, the bounds appeared to be more fundamental and the field has extended to some coupled physical phenomena where one physics acts as the driving force. They are called stimuli-responsive metamaterials and have been demonstrated in many combinations like thermoelastic, magneto-optics, piezo-electric etc. In this paper, we show the possibility of printing the basic elements of a 3 axis microrobot using single-step lithography.

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Topology optimization of structures with metamaterials – Presented by Jun Wu, TU Delft

Jun Wu

Jun Wu, TU Delft, will speak at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Lightweight structures are of ultimate importance in aerospace, automotive, and industrial design engineering. Typically structures are designed and manufactured with solid materials. Emerging porous metamaterials offer new opportunities and challenges for the design of functional structures.

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Smart Composite Structures – Applications in Offshore Energy Generation – Presented by Monssef Drissi-Habti, The French Institute for Transport, IFSTTAR

Monssef Drissi-Habti

Monssef Drissi-Habti, IFSTTAR, will speak at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Interview

What drives you?

Research, Innovation, lobbying, exchange of ideas and projects set-ups …

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Research aspects that will be presented is a summary of interesting results on a very challenging topics related to offshore energy generation. I think that researchers can easily identify future ideas for 4D-Printing projects that hopefully we would share.

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Programmable Meta-materials Based on Multistable Meta-atoms – Presented by Mohamed Zanaty, EPFL

Mohamed Zanaty

Mohamed Zanaty, INSTANT-LAB, EPFL, will speak at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

In this talk, I will present a novel family of programmable metamaterial based programmable multistable mechanisms (PMM). PMMs are multistable mechanisms where the stability behavior depends on the mechanism boundary conditions. Different examples of PMMs will be presented to illustrate the concept of stability programming.

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A DIY approach to Rapid Liquid Printing – Duo presentation Jori van der Kolk & Vimukthi Gunatilleke, Eindhoven University of Technology

A DIY approach to Rapid Liquid Printing – Duo presentation Jori van der Kolk & Vimukthi Gunatilleke, Eindhoven University of Technology, at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

Rapid Liquid printing is a 3D printing technology where a viscous material is printed in a suspension material. Based on research from MIT’s self-assembly lab, Jori and Vim build a Liquid printer from readily available 3D printer parts. They will elaborate on the building process of the machine and talk about the future possibilities of this technology in the design process.

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Design of a super-compressible metamaterial by machine learning and additive manufacturing – Presented by Miguel Bessa, Delft University of Technology

miguel bessa

Design of a super-compressible metamaterial by machine learning and additive manufacturing – Presented by Miguel Bessa, Delft University of Technology, at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

Materials design follows an experimentally-guided trial-and-error process which limits the search for untapped regions of the solution space and introduces difficulties in adapting designs to new circumstances.

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Dynamic Mechanical Metamaterials – Presented by David Dykstra, University of Amsterdam

David Dykstra

Dynamic Mechanical Metamaterials – Presented by David Dykstra, University of Amsterdam, at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

In years, mechanical metamaterials has surged as a field of research, with many new concepts developed.

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4D Printing for Smart Cities – Duo presentation by Hiroya Tanaka & Hitomi Kuboki, Keio University SFC

Hiroya Tanaka

Hiroya Tanaka and Hitomi Kuboki from Keio University SFC will speak at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

We believe one of biggest application fields of 4D Printing is “Smart City”. We will introduce our novel design of “transformable car” and “environmental facade”, and explain updates of our original hardware (multi-head big 3d printer with super soft materials) and software (g-code editing). Continue reading “4D Printing for Smart Cities – Duo presentation by Hiroya Tanaka & Hitomi Kuboki, Keio University SFC”