FOURTH DIMENSION ADDED TO 3D PRINTING

3D printed flower-like objects that change in time based on a pre-programmed pattern have been created by American researchers.

The researchers described the technology as adding a fourth dimension to 3D printing. In its essence, the technology does exactly what plants and flowers do in nature – they change their shapes based on external stimuli. And similarly to plants, the key ingredient for the 4D-printed hydrogel composite structures to change their shape is water.

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