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4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry - Health IT Outcomes (press release)

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4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry Health IT Outcomes (press release)


To make something 4D, though, Tibbits feeds the printer a precise geometric code based on the object's own angles and dimensions

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The concept of 4D printing

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Live from the EMtech conference in Singapore, Skylar Tibbits, Director at Self Assembly Lab, MIT, discusses how he plans to make print objects smarter with 4D printing.


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4D Printing Self-Assembled Shapes Using Shape Memory Plastics

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4D Printing Self-Assembled Shapes Using Shape Memory Plastics

Last spring we told you about MIT's Skylar Tibbits, whose TED talk made the idea of 4D printing famous.

 

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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further - Gizmag

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Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Now, however, a fourth dimension can now be included.


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4D Printing Profit Potential Makes Me Drool

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4D Printing Profit Potential Makes Me Drool
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In the large-scale and manufacturing space, I like Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS).

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US Army invests into 4D printing, wants to make self-altering camo - TweakTown

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US Army invests into 4D printing, wants to make self-altering camo TweakTown The US Army Resarch Office has coughed up $855,000 to researchers at three different universities: Harvard's School of Engineering & Applied Science,

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University of Colorado researchers shapeshift 3D printing into 4D - Denver Post

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University of Colorado researchers shapeshift 3D printing into 4D
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One application that Qi envisions is using 3-D printers for building solar panels to power space satellites.


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4-D printing technology for composite materials now a reality - Sci/Tech - dna

4-D printing technology for composite materials now a reality - Sci/Tech -  dna | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


The researchers advanced this concept by creating composite materials that can morph into several different, complicated shapes based on a different physical mechanism.


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Printing in 4D with 'shape memory' polymer fibres - E&T magazine

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E&T magazine Printing in 4D with 'shape memory' polymer fibres E&T magazine Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) believe the innovation, which adds a time-dimension to the 3D printing process, will open up possibilities.


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Amazing 4D-printed self-assembling box


Amazing 4D-printed self-assembling box Amazing video shows a 4D printed surface which is able to self-assemble itself into a box when it is placed into water.


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The Impossibookshelf: 4D Printing!?

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Last week I saw this video on CNN about 4D printing. I am still so excited about 3D printing, but when I saw what 4D printing was all about, 3D printing seems so 5 minutes ago.


Not really though. If you are ever within earshot of my voice, then you know that I talk about 3D printing all the time. Libraries are starting to incorporate makerspaces where people can come to make and design things.


hese spaces can include computers and software to create music, videos, or art. I believe that ideas of what a makerspace can be are endless.


Sometimes libraries will purchase a 3D printer which prints real-world static objects that come from models designed on the computer. What can you print? ANYTHING. Are you a Doctor Who fan? Check out this article about Dalhousie University Library's 3D printer. They printed a TARDIS!


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'4D-printed' materials will adapt to stimuli - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

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'4D-printed' materials will adapt to stimuli

Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion.


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Self-assembling M-Blocks robots are the new Voltron

Self-assembling M-Blocks robots are the new Voltron | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


Modular robots are not a new trick, but modular cube shaped robots with no external moving parts?


Now you’ve got something truly incredible. Robotics in general is in a really unique place right



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4D Printing Is a Thing Now | 3d Printing on GOOD

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Just when I had started to wrap my head around the concept of 3D printing, 4D printing has emerged.


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'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System

'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System | 4D Printing | Scoop.it

The objects that come out of design firm Nervous System’s 3D printers may look like a crumpled ball at first, but when you unravel them they transform into dresses, jewelry and other flexible, wearable items. Geometric designs integrated into the items can make them rigid or soft.


http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/03/kinematics-4d-printed-shape-changing-jewellery-by-nervous-system/



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http://gigaom.com/2013/12/03/4d-printed-shape-changing-dress-and-jewelery-by-nervous-system/


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Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing - Toronto NewsFIX

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Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing
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Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating a 3D object based upon a digital model by depositing successive layers of material.

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Sign in to read: 4D printing will mean the future makes itself - opinion - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: 4D printing will mean the future makes itself - opinion - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? Michael Reilly sits down with architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits to talk about 4D printing, programmable matter and the future of things


You run the Self-Assembly lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. What does "self-assembly" mean?


In general, self-assembly is a process by which disordered parts build into an ordered structure through simple interactions with each other. For example, we worked with Arthur Olson at the Scripps Research Institute to build a model of the polio virus. If you put the pieces of the model in a glass container, they just sit there.


But when you impart some energy – shake the glass – they come together. Shake harder, and it comes apart again. You have these different states based on how much energy you put into the system; you don't control where every piece ...


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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further - Gizmag

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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further
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H. Jerry Qi, have developed a "4D printing" process in which shape-memory polymer fibers are deposited in key areas of a composite material item as it's being printed.


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4D Printing Technology for Composite Materials

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4D Printing Technology for Composite Materials
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A team led by H. Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, and his collaborator Martin L.


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4-D Printing Technology for Composite Materials Developed - Science Daily

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4-D Printing Technology for Composite Materials Developed Science Daily (press release)


The 4D printing concept, which allows materials to "self-assemble" into 3D structures, was initially proposed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty.


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Researchers develop 4D printing technology for composite materials

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Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing,.


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Get Ready for 4D Printing of Dynamic Materials

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3D printing, in which objects are created in a machine from a customized file, promises to change the world in many ways. But now the United States Army is funding a project delving into “4D printing” according to Gizmodo.


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Funding to Explore & Develop 4D Printed Materials

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Researchers at Harvard SEAS, the University of Illinois and the University of Pittsburgh have received a USD$855,000 grant from the United States Army Research Office to further look into and develop ’4D printing’ of functionally adaptive materials.


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Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing


Imagine an automobile coating that changes its structure to adapt to a humid environment or a salt-covered road, better protecting the car from corrosion.


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Funding for 4D Printing Granted

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Funding for 4D Printing GrantedA future is quickly approaching where the average citizen will be able to purchase a 3D printer with the capability to print out a variety of objects.
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