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Move over, 3D printing, 4D printing is now here to change the world

Move over, 3D printing, 4D printing is now here to change the world

Written by David

March 22, 2019

Image: © fotofabrika/Stock.adobe.com 3D printing has promised a revolution in manufacturing, but 4D printing could usher in something truly extraordinary. New research published to Materials Horizons by a team from Rutgers University has shown that the 3D printing revolution was just a starting point for what we now call 4D printing. In a standard 3D-printed design, an object is build from the ground up using a gradual additive process. Its ability to create objects of incredibly intricacy for a multitude of uses – particularly in aerospace and medical sectors – has been heralded as being vital to a number of breakthroughs. However, a number of new flexible, lightweight materials produced by the Rutgers University team have shown themselves to be even more capable. Unlike 3D-printed objects, those made in 4D can change shape with environmental conditions such as temperature acting as a trigger, with the fourth dimension – time […]

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