4D printing adopting 3D printing’s multi-material approach.
4D Printing adopting 3D Printing’s multi-material approach
According to Qi Ge and a scientist from mechanics, mechatronic systems are” a simple and versatile multi-material 3-D printing approach to fabricate highly complex, hybrid 3-D architectures. They then used a self-built digital-light processing multi-material 3-D printer to form hydrogel-polymer hybrid 3-D structures. The team displayed a series of applications, including a 3-D printed meniscus, 4-D printed cardiovascular stent, and a 3-D printed ionic conductor, as advantages of the approach.”
By Thamarasee Jeewandara, Science X Network, Phys.org.
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