American Chemical Society is researching about 4D Printer. They have the ACS 255th National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.
4D printer could accelerate technology. Scientists report that they have developed a powerful new printer that could streamline the creation of self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli.
American Chemical Society says this unique technology could accelerate the use of 4D printing in aerospace, medicine, and other industries.:)
3D Printing technology to make Rolls Royce’s parts and how it will work. Future is 3D Printing.
Using 3D Printing techniques they are able to make shapes that they never couldn’t with standard manufacturing. According to Rolls Royce’s Head of Additive Layer Manufacturing, Mr. Neil Mantle, is using the technology to develop better and more efficient aerospace components.:)
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.