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

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

About Haptic.ro

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About 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
The 3rd edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference will take place on April 18, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. At the same location, on April 17, 2018, the 3D Printing Materials Conference will be held. Continue reading “4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner”

4D Printing + Bioprinting = 4D Bioprinting

4D bioprinting

4D Printing + Bioprinting = 4D Bioprinting

Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter. Continue reading “4D Printing + Bioprinting = 4D Bioprinting”

The Eiffel Tower recovering its shape using 4D Printing

4D printing

The Eiffel Tower recovering its shape using 4D Printing.Unlike 3D printing, 4D printed structures have the potential to transform shape in a pre-programmed way in response to a stimulus (e.g. changes in temperature). These types of structural transformations currently exist outside of additive manufacturing, with research having already demonstrated “shape memory” and “smart material” properties. Continue reading “The Eiffel Tower recovering its shape using 4D Printing”

Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time

Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time.A relatively new development in 3D printing is the addition of a fourth dimension: time. Students at TU Delft used this fourth dimension to print a product with origami-like characteristics that changes over time. They did this by using a 3D printer to print a form on a fabric substrate that is held under tension. Along with eight other projects, including a 3D-printed bicycle frame made of rust-resistant steel and 3D models of heart defects that are used to aid doctor-patient consultations, this project is part of the ‘Advanced Prototyping’ exhibition on 27 October at TU Delft. Continue reading “Students at TU Delft Use 4D Printing to Make Products with Origami-Like Characteristics that Change over Time”

SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time (Video)

SLA Technology

SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time.While 3D printing is currently poised at the forefront of technology, 4D printing is nipping right at its heels. This next dimension in fabrication is really just 3D printing accentuated with the use of smart materials such as shape memory polymers (SMPs) that can be reformed into new shapes, and then counted on to revert back to their original shapes when an external stimulus, such as heat, is applied. (We’ve written a lot about 4D printing in the past, and you can find a quick, good overview here.) Continue reading “SLA Technology Used for Shaping Memory Polymers for the First Time (Video)”

Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing (Video)

Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing. The concept of 4D printing, a term coined by Skylar Tibbits in his 2013 Ted Talk, was developed to create materials that could be manufactured or assembled in one configuration and then alter themselves by self-assembling into a second programmable configuration. The transformation could be controlled using smart materials that alter themselves based on a pre-set series of movements that would be entirely programmable. We have already seen simple 4D objects transform themselves, but until now more complex self-assembly required multiple types of stimulus that would need to be applied at specific intervals. Continue reading “Smart Memory Materials That Self-Assemble Turn 3D into 4D Printing (Video)”

“Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia, Recreus

Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia. An explanation how to create 3d printing parts, insoles, prosthetics etc, with different hardness and stiffness varying the infill pattern, using the same material, FILAFLEX. How you can do it with a new software calls GENSOLE. Spreading the possibilities of FDM printers. Continue reading ““Metamaterials Focus to 3D Printing Insoles Production”, Presented by Ignacio Garcia, Recreus”

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”