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4D printed constructions keep in mind form

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Researcher used 3D printing expertise to create constructions that “keep in mind” their form, actively reworking configurations over time in response to environmental stimuli. The video presents a miniature Eiffel Tower that recovers form after heating to 60 °C and 3D printed multimaterial grippers used to seize an object.

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Multimaterial 4D Printing with Tailorable Form Reminiscence Polymers
Qi Ge, Amir Hosein Sakhaei, Howon Lee, Conner Ok. Dunn, Nicholas X. Fang & Martin L. Dunn
Scientific Experiences, doi:10.1038/srep31110

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