4D Printing adopting 3D Printing’s multi-material approach

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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,

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