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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023
will be in ‘Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA’ and ‘Online’ Event Links Welcome The second international 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing 2023 (4DMDA
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
3rd International Conference on Additive Fabrication of Composites
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
4D Printing Strategies for Biomedical Applications of Bioprinting
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
4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2022
Event Links Post Conference 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2022 Videos: 4DMDA-2022 – Antoine Le Duigou- Biomimicry and 4D printing for innovative composites Video
4D Printing International Summer School
Join 4D Printing Society this time at a free International Summer School organized by University of Brescia, Italy, “New Advances in Materials for Additive Manufacturing”