smart materials

Improving Mechanical Properties of 3D Printing with Continuous Carbon Fiber Shape Memory Composites

Researchers Yongsan An and Woon-Ryeol Yu explore improved 3D printing through the study of alternative materials. In the recently published ‘Three-dimensional printing of continuous carbon fiber-reinforced shape memory polymer composites,’…

Smart Materials: 3D Printing Self-Healing Capsules for Concrete

In ‘3D printed capsules for self-healing concrete applications,’ researchers are exploring the world of self-healing materials further, with the creation of macro-capsules that can actually be filled with a variety…

Indiana Researchers: 3D Printing Smart Multimaterial Fibers & Sensors

In ‘Towards Digital Manufacturing of Smart Multimaterial Fibers,’ Indiana researchers explore the use of fibers in 3D printing, along with the potential for expanding their functionality into smart materials that…

Berkeley Researchers Studying Progress & Challenges in 4D Printing

While 3D printing allows for many users to create complex geometries not before possible, 4D printing does that and more with materials and textures that respond to their environment and…

Rutgers Engineers 4D Printing Smart Metamaterials for Industrial Applications

Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advancing beyond the realm of 3D printing, now fabricating smart materials in 4D that will transform as needed, according to their environment. Such structures…

Researchers Create Smart Composite Material from Graphene Oxide and Seaweed-Derived Alginate

Usually when I think about seaweed, I’m trying to decide which particular sushi roll to order at dinner. But a team of researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island, which…

3DPrint.com Interviews Cole Brubaker of Halmos Technologies for nanofunctionalized materials for 3D printing

A few weeks ago we read about Cole Brubaker’s fascinating research at Vanderbilt University on nanofunctionalized materials for 3D printing. Together with a team, he had looked into gold nanoparticles and…

Rutgers Engineers Develop 4D Printing Method for Shape-Shifting Hydrogels

Whenever I hear the term shape-shifting, I always picture some scary creature from a horror movie that’s able to change its form instantly to capture victims and is *probably* not…

Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside…

New Ultrasonic 3D Printing Process Can Create and Print High-Tech Composite Materials

3D printing materials are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the 3D printing industry, and we have more high-tech and advanced material options than ever before. But usable…

4D Printing on The Nanoscale — Northwestern’s IIN Receives $8.5 Million Grant

As 3D printing has barely slid into the category of being considered a new normal, some scientists and researchers are already living in the world of 4D. You may have…

Goldilocks Principle: Researchers Explore New Particle Manipulation Technique for 3D Printing

The Goldilocks Principle is a concept that can be applied to a number of different situations, and today, it’s making headlines to the contrary in regards to how enhancing microscopic…