Changing robot capabilities by using self-folding origami “exoskeletons” (video)

Changing robot capabilities by using self-folding origami “exoskeletons” From butterflies that sprout wings to hermit crabs that switch their shells, many animals must adapt their exterior features in order to survive. While humans don’t undergo that kind of metamorphosis, we often try to create functional objects that are similarly adaptive — including our robots. Despite… [read more]

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is Hosting Partner of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which will take place on April 18, 2018. About Brightlands Chemelot Campus Smart and Sustainable Brightlands Chemelot Campus is one of the eight National Science and Innovation Parks in The Netherlands. Since 2012, the campus development is executed by a consortium of… [read more]

3D Printing coupled with right materials can impact on solving real-world problems – Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong

3D Printing coupled with right materials can impact on solving real-world problems – Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong, Australia Marc in het Panhuis is a Professor of Materials Science in the School of Chemistry and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at the University of… [read more]

3D and 4D printing of edible and living hydrogel materials – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong

3D and 4D printing of edible and living hydrogel materials – Presented by Marc in het Panhuis, University of Wollongong, at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 18, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. Hydrogels are smart and multifunctional materials with a real potential for use novel applications including… [read more]

TU Delft researchers develop new technique to combine 3D Printing & origami folding (video)

TU Delft researchers develop new technique to combine 3D Printing & origami folding Researchers at TU Delft have combined origami techniques and 3D printing to create flat structures that can fold themselves into 3D structures (for example a tulip). The structures self-fold according to a pre-planned sequence, with some parts folding sooner than others. Usually,… [read more]

Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water ( VIDEO)

Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water As 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. In a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society’s journal Applied Materials and Interfaces, researchers from MIT’s Computer… [read more]

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner About Haptic.ro HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING is a consulting of global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our goal is your target in a future visionary way to create a synergy business bridge between SME’s companies and… [read more]

Prof. Dr. Christoph Eberl , Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM will speak at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference

Prof. Dr. Christoph Eberl , Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM will speak at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. About Prof. Dr. Christoph Eberl Chris Eberl received his Diplom-Engineering (Master equiv.) and PhD degree in Materials Science… [read more]

4D textiles for biohybrid implants – Presented by Valentine Gesche, RWTH Aachen University

4D textiles for biohybrid implants – Presented by Valentine Gesché, Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University at the 2nd edition 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. This talk will focus on 4D Textiles. By combining textiles with an isotropic… [read more]