Smart Structures via 4D printing of Hydrogel Materials

Nahin Islam Shiblee

Hydrogel actuators with soft-robotic capabilities and biomimetic advanced materials with simple and programmable fabrication processes are still in scarce. We describe a novel method for constructing a shape-memory-hydrogel-based bilayer system via 3D printing, resulting in a soft actuator that responds to methodical application of swelling and heat. Additionally,

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3D Printed Modular Soft Grippers Integrated with Metamaterials for Comformal Grasping

This presentation will present a 3D printed soft gripper with integrated metamaterial for conformal grasping. The design, modeling, and characterization of the soft modular gripper will be presented. These soft robots have many interesting and impactful applications in a wide range of industries.

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Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing – Presented by Peter Walters, University of the West of England

Peter Walters

Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing – Presented by Peter Walters, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol 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. Continue reading “Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing – Presented by Peter Walters, University of the West of England”