3D, 4D 5D Printing Vocabulary

3D Printing learning, modifying

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According to Jonathan Torta, a self-professed and his sister, Stephanie Torta, a designer, and the author, “technical jack-of-all-trades,” remembered the very first MakerBot kit he acquired and assembled. It was the little wooden ‘Cupcake’ that was very basic. It rattled all over the place, but it could print things. Mesmerized, he’s been “building and modifying 3D printers ever since. I thought that was pretty cool.”

http://www.merclearning.com/titles/3D_Printing_An_Introduction.html

https://steamuniverse.com/articles/2019/06/20/9-things-to-know-about-3d-printing-in-k12.aspx?m=1

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3D Printing News Alert(Higher temperature responsive 4D printing)

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According to Chen X, Liu X, Ouyang M and Dr Connor Myant, a lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering and Imperial College London (ICL),”explored 4D printing and its potential to herald new opportunities for industries and consumers.,”a novel electrochemical 3D printer with 2 deposition nozzles was presented which is capable of printing temperature responsive multi-metal (copper and nickel) 4D structures. An electrospun nanofibre nib was used to provide sufficient back pressure to the hydraulic head exerted by the electrolyte, replacing the porous sponge material used in prior works”.

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/186747/in-pictures-technologies-future-revealed/

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-40774-5