To keep everyone in the 4D Printing Society up to date, we constantly look for the latest articles and publications that have interest. When we find them, we will provide access to them for our members.
This will include links to external articles with an extract to identify the subject matter and articles published here by members of the 4D Printing Society.
IOPscience Focus on Metamaterials in Robotics and Intelligent Structures
Advances in fabrication technologies, especially in AM, now allow the generation of a class of metamaterials called mechanical metamaterials that have enhanced, unusual mechanical properties
Sustainable 4D Printing: Could 4D Printing Save us from Panel Beaters?!
In a recent work published online in Advanced Engineering Materials (selected as the inside cover), Mahdi Bodaghi and collaborators, from Australia and Canada, introduced metamaterials
4D Printing of Freestanding Liquid Crystal Elastomers via Hybrid Additive Manufacturing
Liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) are appealing candidates among active materials for 4D printing, due to their reversible, programmable, and rapid actuation capabilities. Recent progress has
AI-Based Soft Module for Safe Human–Robot Interaction towards 4D Printing
Soft robotic modules have potential therapeutic and educational purposes. However, they need to be safe, soft, smart, and customizable to serve individuals’ different preferences and
Knowledge Mapping of 4D Printing Technologies in Computer Engineering
With the aim of a scientometric review, a group of researchers from India recognizes the recent research hotspots, trends, and worldwide scope of 4D printing
4D Printed Multifunctional Composites with Cooling-Rate Mediated Tunable Shape Morphing
Smart materials including liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) and shape memory polymers (SMP) have long been used as the primary components of multifunctional composites because of
What Measurement Setup is Required for SMP Characterizations in 4D Printing?
Rytis Mitkus and his team from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, demonstrated the 4D printing of conductive PLA (CPLA) into the SMP structure, which
What is Heterogenous 4D Printing? What is the Most Favorable Stimulation in 4D Printing?
Fredric Demoly and his team proposed and answered the term along with more attractions and limitations of 4D printing in “Roadmapping 4D Printing through Disruptive
How to 4D Print Natural Fibers? What is Hygromorph Biocomposite 4D Printing?
Prof. Antoine Le Duigou and David Correa outlined biomimetic methods used for the design and fabrication of 4D printed natural fiber composite actuators, such as
“Smart Materials in Additive Manufacturing” Book Series Available Now!
Smart materials in additive manufacturing (AM) is an attractive and multi-disciplinary research direction that demands more than one book, author, or discipline to talk about
Parametric Visco-hyperelastic Constitutive Modeling of Functionally Graded 3D Printed Polymers
Grayscale masked vat photopolymerization (MSLA) 3D printing enables the fabrication of graded structures from a single material, overcoming a major limitation of vat photopolymerization methods.
Multi-Color 3D Printing via Single-Vat Grayscale Digital Light Processing
Digital Light Processing (DLP) is a high-resolution, high-speed additive manufacturing method that builds 3D parts by selectively curing photopolymerizable resins layer-by-layer. To achieve multi-color DLP