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4D printing: heat shrinks printed objects

Printed polymers that change shape once in a predefined way when heated? This is now possible thanks to a 4D printing technology. The extent of the change in shape of the printed objects is drastic: they can shrink by up to 63 percent.

Oct 29th, 2021

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Magnetic material 3D-printed from nonmagnetic powder

Researchers have used a 3D printer to fuse two materials in an alloy whose composition continuously changes from one region of the sample to the other, endowing the alloy with gradient magnetic properties. Despite the nonmagnetic nature of the constituent materials, the alloy exhibits magnetic properties.

Oct 26th, 2021

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