3D Printing of Self Healing Soft Robots

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Presentation / Interview by Professor Bram Vanderborght

A JakajimaTV interview with Professor Bram Vanderborght. He is Professor in Robotics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, core lab manager of Flanders Make, and member of the Brussels Human Robotic research center. He is also coordinator of the European project SHERO on self-healing soft robots, and Editor in Chief of Robotics & Automation Magazine.

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Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing

Brightlands Materials Center and partners DSM, Xilloc Medical, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Maastricht and NWO have started a unique four years project to progress new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing and 4D printing. These materials are aimed to bring improved and novel properties to products made from them. The innovative materials are based on the recently developed concepts of dynamic and reversible chemistry.   Continue reading “Brightlands Materials Center launches project developing new polymeric materials for use in additive manufacturing & 4D printing”

Could 4D technology Build And Improve On The 3D printed Car “Strati”?

For quite some time, many of us have desired our own cars to be smart, with the intelligence of the computer system being as important to some drivers as the style of the car. The recent creation of the self-driving buggy shows how far we will go to let vehicles do all the work, so it is no surprise that the concepts of 4D printing cars have been greeted with such enthusiasm. Continue reading “Could 4D technology Build And Improve On The 3D printed Car “Strati”?”

Stunning Kinematics from Nervous System

It seems we have the first proprietary name for an application of “4D Printing”. Coming from Nervous System, a generative design studio, which was founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Kinematics is a project that has resulted from Nervous System’s collaboration with Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, initiated earlier this year, and fulfilled using technology from 3D Systems. The aim of the original brief for the collaboration was for Nervous System to “create in-person customisation experiences for low cost 3D printers.” The result — Kinematics — certainly fulfills that brief but also has many wider implications for 3D printing. Continue reading “Stunning Kinematics from Nervous System”