Researchers have created a 3D printer-compatible hydrogel that is mechanically tough and able to repeatedly change shape in response to water temperature. The scientists have demonstrated the technology by 3D-printing an autonomous water valve, …. Continue reading “New “4D-printing” material can change shape in hot water”
Martin van Hecke presents at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference: “Folding Mechanical Metamaterials”. Martin is Professor of Physics at Leiden Institute of Physics and AMOLF Amsterdam. Continue reading “Martin van Hecke, AMOLF presents: “Folding Mechanical Metamaterials””
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. MIT research has explained some of the material’s mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources that mimic the extraordinary properties of natural silk. Continue reading “MIT researched Spider silk using 3D Printing”
Martin Wegener, University Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), presents at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference: “3D optical laser lithography for 3D metamaterials”. Continue reading “Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presents: “3D optical laser lithography for 3D metamaterials””
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Scientists in Australia have said they are starting to develop techniques for 4D printing after having devised an autonomous valve. Just as we’ve become accustomed with the process of 3D printing and its uses, researchers at the ARC Centre for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have started to develop 3D printed materials … Continue reading “New Techniques To Advance ‘4D Printing’”
TNO and the Province of Limburg have opened a new international research and development center to further untap the potential of polymeric materials at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. Partners will invest 45 million euros in the new center over a period of five years. Continue reading “Launch of the Brightlands Materials Center”
It’s rare when a scientific term is both cool sounding and precise, but the word “metamaterial” might just fit the bill. Although they are made from small, ordinary building blocks such as rods, circles or sticks, metamaterials have striking properties that often do not occur in the natural world. Continue reading “Incredible Metamaterials Mechanical Properties (VIDEO)”