4d printed products

NASA’s Meteorite resistant chain mail 4D Printed fabric

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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.:)

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov

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first 4D-printed water valve

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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

 

www.electromaterials.edu.au

 

Mystery of 4D printer

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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.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/32498842

Futurecraft 4D printing

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This is good news for flat feet and wide feet.

Carbon and Adidas are partners for production and manufacturing in the Futurecraft 4D.
They have developed the first additive manufacturing mass production footwear, making before impossible midsole geometries possible and paving the way for custom, high-performance shoes that meet each customer of the unique needs.

  Adidas will release 300 pairs of the Futurecraft 4D shoe to friends and family; more than 5,000 pairs are expected to release this Fall / Winter 2017 season. See below for the official photos of the Adidas Futurecraft 4D shoe

Detailed Look at the adidas Futurecraft 4D

3D / 4D printing inflatable structure

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Nottingham Trent University  in Nottingham, England.

Professor Philip Breedon’s research interests and latest projects center on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, biomimetics, surgical robotics, augmented / virtual / immersive technologies and environments, and investigative research related to the utilization of ‘’ smart materials for medical applications. Phil believes that multidisciplinary research activity is a significant and major contributor in developing innovative research proposals. research interests and latest projects center on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, biomimetics, surgical robotics, augmented / virtual / immersive technologies and environments, and investigative research related to the utilisation of ‘smart materials’ for medical applications. Phil believes that multidisciplinary research activity is a significant and major contributor in developing innovative research proposals.His research interests and latest projects centre on new and emerging technologies and materials. This includes wearable technologies, additive and subtractive manufacturing for medical applications, biomimetics, surgical robotics, augmented / virtual / immersive technologies and environments, and investigative research related to the utilisation of ‘smart materials’ for medical applications. Phil believes that multidisciplinary research activity is a significant and major contributor in developing innovative research proposals.

https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/architecture-design-built-environment/philip-breedon

4D printed’ material

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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.

https://www.llnl.gov/news/lab-researchers-achieve-4d-printed-material

4D Printing value $537.8 Million by 2025

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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.

http://www.marketsandmarkets.com

http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/PressReleases/4d-printing.asp

4D printed food (Hershey Chocolate)

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4D printed food (Hershey Chocolate)

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Hershey is well known for delicious chocolate.

More fun to eat chocolate with the tour, how they make 4D chocolate.

Taking family entertainment to a whole new dimension! The 4D Chocolate Mystery puts you inside all the fun. Through stunning digital animation and special effects, you become part of the show by interacting with the characters and helping solve the mystery.

Don’t eat too much:) Have Fun!!

 

https://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/en_us/experience/hersheys-great-chocolate-factory-mystery-in-4d.html