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”