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What is 4-D printing?

Postby Oceanside50 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:46 pm

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Re: What is 4-D printing?

Postby Lordo » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:30 pm

4D printing. Inspired by molecular self-assembly, it is a process that is very common in biological structures. The 3D-printed materials are made to change shape and self-assemble, much like molecules do in biology. In fact, researchers at MIT have been working on programmable materials. The idea is to be able to print a material and over time the material will change its structure into some meaningful shape. The change can take place due to a movement or something such as an environmental factor. In theory, the application can have a big impact on construction or design. For example, astronauts would be able to easily assemble needed structures. In areas like the ocean or the top of a skyscraper, materials could be simply created. Previously, this may have been difficult or dangerous.
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Re: What is 4-D printing?

Postby kurupetos » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:32 pm

Lordo wrote:4D printing. Inspired by molecular self-assembly, it is a process that is very common in biological structures. The 3D-printed materials are made to change shape and self-assemble, much like molecules do in biology. In fact, researchers at MIT have been working on programmable materials. The idea is to be able to print a material and over time the material will change its structure into some meaningful shape. The change can take place due to a movement or something such as an environmental factor. In theory, the application can have a big impact on construction or design. For example, astronauts would be able to easily assemble needed structures. In areas like the ocean or the top of a skyscraper, materials could be simply created. Previously, this may have been difficult or dangerous.

Are you interested in science, Lordo? :? So far I thought you were only interested in rectal matters... :?
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Re: What is 4-D printing?

Postby Lordo » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:11 am

its no good pretending i am interested in such crap when we all know as a greek swine it has been your per-ocupation since the begining of time dear boy no wash your mouth with soup god only knows what you have been doing with it.
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Re: What is 4-D printing?

Postby kurupetos » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:26 am

Lordo wrote:its no good pretending i am interested in such crap when we all know as a greek swine it has been your per-ocupation since the begining of time dear boy no wash your mouth with soup god only knows what you have been doing with it.

soup? :shock: :lol: Your last working brain cell is about to kick the bucket... :cry:
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