The 4D Printing Society is a platform focused on available 4D printing technologies for practical solutions for existing needs and researching future methods and materials for use with these technologies.
To clarify: 4D printing is using computerized printing technologies to 3D print objects using specialist materials that change shape, properties, and functions in time when exposed to a specific stimulus.
To work correctly, 4D printed objects need to have a calculated geometry design for a specific stimulus condition, so that the geometry changes can be controlled through the application of the stimulus.
This technical committee will welcome and bring together scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and will offer a forum for discussion, exploration, promotion, and commercialization of 4D-printed designs and products.
Advances in fabrication technologies, especially in AM, now allow the generation of a class of metamaterials called mechanical metamaterials that
In a recent work published online in Advanced Engineering Materials (selected as the inside cover), Mahdi Bodaghi and collaborators, from
Liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) are appealing candidates among active materials for 4D printing, due to their reversible, programmable, and rapid
Soft robotic modules have potential therapeutic and educational purposes. However, they need to be safe, soft, smart, and customizable to
With the aim of a scientometric review, a group of researchers from India recognizes the recent research hotspots, trends, and
will be in ‘Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA’ and ‘Online’ Event Links Post Conference 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023 Presentations Videos:
4D Printing in Sim-AM 2023 Conference – IS09: Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Functional Materials and Structures for Advanced Additive Manufacturing
“IS09: Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Functional Materials and Structures for Advanced Additive Manufacturing” for the Fourth International Conference on Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (Sim-AM
Additive manufacturing of organic matrix composites, whether through automated fiber placement (AFP), 3D printing (FFF), or 4D printing, represents a tremendous opportunity to re-invent materials
Prof. Ana Paula Piedade from the University of Coimbra and 4D Printing Society is hosting a special issue on “4D Printing Strategies for Biomedical Applications
Event Links Post Conference 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2022 Videos: 4DMDA-2022 – Jerry H Qi – Multi-material additive manufacturing by integrating digital light