NASA’s Meteorite resistant chain mail 4D Printed fabric.
NASA are stepping straight into the future of textiles with their 4D printed ‘space fabric’—a metallic material intended to be used like ‘chain mail’ to protect astronauts and spacecraft alike during their missions.The material remains fold-able and retains the ability to change shape easily.
4D print self-transformation can be more useful in future wearable technologies.:)
Mr.Jonathan Stickland, is our specialist in 4d print technology. We know some of the parts of 4D printing. 4D printing is emerging technology.
4d printing would be useful for car manufacturing.The structured technology of 4d printing is designed for repairing damage without command cars can be safer with less regular maintenance and servicing 4d printing can be used to ensure that the manufacturing process of cities can be built on time efficient schedules.
This will benefits our future medical technologies. 🙂
ACES researchers have turned their attention to the medical field of soft robotics, manufacturing a valve that actuates in response to its surrounding water’s temperature. ACES is the first group to combine printing a 4D device with four different cartridges simultaneously, while using tough gels with the incorporated actuating materials.
The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace in the next revolution in additive manufacturing.
4D printed water valve will save our money
We always wonder it will be fun to buy 4D printer. But the 4D printers mystery is solved !!!!
Jenny is from BBC, she got in touch with the chief scientist, Professor Marc in het Panhuis.
What will be 4D printing future, where can we buy 4D printers, what technology are we using our product 4D printed. This is an advance technology.
For these questions, we need to go to this site.
Singapore university of Technology and design, started using 4D printing. 4D printing is now easy to use.
Specially medical field can have more benefits because of this technology. It can expand with the heat and make more room.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is in Livermore California.
Researchers from the laboratory, add hollow gas-filled “micro-balloons” into silicone-based ink, the researchers engineered the material so it can be compressed or “programmed” at an elevated temperature, remaining in that state as it cools. When reheated, the gas in the micro-balloons expands, causing the structures to return to their original shape. When combined with 3D printing, this shape memory behavior is often referred to as “4D printing,” with the fourth dimension being time.
“The impressive part was how well the structures could recover their shape after they were reheated,” said LLNL researcher Amanda Wu, the lead author. “We didn’t see a distorted structure, we saw a fully recovered structure. Because the silicone network is completely cross-linked, it holds the part together, so the structure recovers its original shape in a predictable, repeatable way.”
In the beginning, the process was an accelerated aging test to see if the material would be useful. 4D printing took on a pretty large compression set and that made them think if it was permanent. We weren’t really thrilled about that, but researchers tried to see if it could recover its shape when heated. They tested it and it was a successful experiment.
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.
4 D printing or 4 dimensional printing is similar to origami.
4D printing has same technique, we use in 3D printing.
3D printing is through computer programmed deposition of material in successive layers to create a three-dimensional object.
4D printing adds the dimension of transformation over time.
After the fabrication process, the printed product reacts with parameters within the environment (humidity, temperature, etc.,) and changes its form accordingly.
The ability to do so arises from the near infinite configurations at a micrometer resolution, creating solids with highly engineered molecular spatial distributions.
4D printing is a relatively new advance in bio-fabrication technology.
Rapidly emerging as a new thing.
Such as bio-engineering, materials science, chemistry, and computer sciences.
4D printing uses ultraviolet light to cure the layered materials after the printing process has completed.
Most 4D printing systems utilize a network of fibers that vary in size and material properties.
Fun part of 4D printing is,”Stress Relaxation”. 🙂