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Exceptional Metamaterials Are Reconfigurable & Deployable Through 4D Printing

Exceptional Metamaterials Are Reconfigurable & Deployable Through 4D Printing

Written by David

April 11, 2019

3D printing may allow for infinite innovation in design and production, but some designers, engineers, and researchers feel constricted by the fixed qualities—leading them to expand with 4D printing and experiment with materials that can be more finely tuned. In ‘,’ researchers present the best of both realms by micro 3D printing with shape memory polymers. The result is artificial metamaterials that are mechanically tunable and lightweight, and they can be reconfigured for a variety of functions. 4D printing of mechanical metamaterials. (A) Schematic diagram of the digital additive manufacturing process. (B) Photocurable shape memory polymer (SMP) consisting of acrylic acid (AA) as a monomer to form chains and bisphenol A ethoxylate dimethacrylate (BPA) as a crosslinker to form nodes. (C) Storage modulus, loss modulus and tan d of the SMP. (D) A typical shape memory cycle of a SMP microlattice. Shape programing through heating, deformation and cooling, and […]

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