National University of Defense Technology
Intelligent materials in 4D printing. The fourth dimension in 4D printing refers to the ability of material objects to change form and function after they are produced. Therefore, intelligent materials are essential in making 4D printing products.4D printing innovative materials are self-healing. These technological trends can help deliver sustainable growth in the future. 4D printing is a large-scale deployment. Nowadays, many intelligent materials and products are available commercially.
Several universities and research technologies continued worldwide academic research. There is a widely held view that existing intelligent materials could find far more widespread uses, and the limited commercialized materials reflect in part the many misconceptions surrounding exactly what innovative materials where they can use.
Adopting this new technology is one of the most influential ways of using intelligent materials.
Xin Li, Jianzhong Shang, Zhuo Wang, Assembly Automation. ISSN: 0144-5154. Open Access. Article publication date: 3 April 2017. Intelligent materials: a review of applications in 4D printing.