3D printing is a set of techniques that have so far revolutionized the manufacturing of unique or small series of objects, and the fast link between computer design and physical object have aided prototyping work in many industries. But what if we told you that the potential of 3D printing reaches further? A lot further!
Using newly designed materials, 4D printing has been introduced. Objects printed in “four dimensions” show a well-defined change after printing—this can be shape, color, or another property, with the promise of this behavior being used to aid in solving societal challenges.
During this talk, Jeroen Sol, a material scientist recently graduated with a PhD from TU/e, will tell the story of developing a “4D printed” object and what the future holds for this new technique.
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