Month: October 2017
According to a new market research report, “4D Printing Market by Material (Programmable Carbon Fiber, Programmable Wood – Custom Printed Wood Grain, Programmable Textiles), End User (Aerospace, Automotive, Clothing, Construction, Defense, Healthcare & Utility) & Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 – 2025 ”.
4D printing technology, being based on 3D printing technology, proposes a new business model to cater to this need of today’s businesses by lowering capital requirement, reducing time-to-market, and facilitating lower requirement of holding an inventory, thereby increasing the efficiency of the business.
Also, the self-transformation ability of 4D printed objects allows after-use-disposition of the object easier as it reacts to external stimuli, thus helping to maintain a sustainable environment in today’s situation of limited resources.
Published by MarketsandMarkets.
The total market is expected to reach $537.8 Million by 2025.
4D Print’s Shape shifting Architecture
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The team of scientists are working to create transformable architectures.
“This work represents an elegant advance in programmable materials assembly, made possible by a multidisciplinary approach,” said Jennifer Lewis, senior author on the new study.
“Using one composite ink printed in a single step, we can achieve shape-changing hydrogel geometries containing more complexity than any other technique, and we can do so simply by modifying the print path,” said Gladman. “What’s more, we can interchange different materials to tune for properties such as conductivity or biocompatibility.”
Matsumoto said, Our mathematical model prescribes the printing pathways required to achieve the desired shape-transforming response. He also describe, we can control the curvature both discretely and continuously using our entirely tunable and programmable method.
This mathematical modeling inverse problem. 🙂
The emergence of “4D printing”
Imagine things can replicate by itself an appropriate design. In my opinion, we need 4D printing to make water pipes for snowing region.:)
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper).
He is an artist and computational architect. Skylar Tibbits is working on “smart” components that can assemble themselves.
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.
This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time.
Think a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
3D printing Waterproof Material
I was sitting near the pool, my foot slept and my cell phone fell in pool water:(
Because of that I spent $1000 for new cell phone. Just like my phone, several 3D printed designs are not water proof and can get damaged in water. But, now we don’t have to worry we can have WATERPROOF material to cover these designs.
Polyamide is a commonly used material for 3D printing. A company i.materialize allows adding a waterproof finish to your 3D-printed objects, figurines or flower vases.:)
Blizzident is making 3d printed toothbrush.
This toothbrush is 3D printed and material is soft and we can use this material it is safe according to Blizzident.
3d printed toothbrush cleans teeth in six seconds.
When using the Blizzident for the first couple of times, its a good idea to practice in front of a mirror.
By biting the brush using what dentists describe as a “sub gingival bass technique” technique, users clean the space underneath the gums as well as other hard-to-reach regions including the wisdom teeth.
According to Blizzident,Tooth brushing time is just 6 seconds. Conventional brushing and flossing takes 10 minutes per day Blizzident brushing and flossing takes just about one minute per day.
Thus you even save about 50 hours per year – more than a working week.
If we order from dentist, it will be more expensive around 400 US$.
Depends on what city.
tailored Blizzident costs 99.- Euro / US$.
The one-time design/tailoring fee is 99.- Euro / US$.
A replacement costs just 49.- (in a pack of 3).
Family rebates are available.
The current delivery time is ca. 8 weeks.
Blizzident recommend replacing it with a new Blizzident toothbrush every 12 months (after they tailored a Blizzident to your teeth, replacement Blizzidents cost only a fraction of the price of a new one, and they can be sent to you automatically). 🙂