Category Archives: Zhejiang University

Watch: CMU’s 4D printed, self-morphing paper robots

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and Morphing Matter Lab have developed a method for adding new dimensions to one of the oldest materials on Earth – paper. Using a FDM 3D printer, the researchers have turned cheap sheets of copy paper into reversible actuators that bend, fold or flatten when […]

Electron beam on ice emerges as new nano 3D printing technique

While manufacturers have little problem creating large scale metal 3D printed parts, producing metallic objects at a scale to rival the width of a human hair is an altogether more complex process. By combining ice and electron beam technology, researchers at Zhejiang University, China, are proposing a new method of 3D nanofabrication – and it’s simpler […]

CMU Forscher entwickeln kostengünstige 4D-Druck-Technik

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Ein Forschungsteam der Carnegie Mellon University hat bestehende 3D-Drucktechnologie weiterentwickelt um 4D-Druck zu ermöglichen. Mit der Thermomorph Technologie können selbst einfache Desktop-3D-Drucker zu 4D-Druckern umgewandelt werden. Hinter der Forschung steckt neben der CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) noch Zhejiang University, Syracuse University, University of Aizu und die TU Wien. Unter dem Namen Thermomorph wurde eine Technologie entwickelt die 4D-Druck […]

Der Beitrag CMU Forscher entwickeln kostengünstige 4D-Druck-Technik erschien zuerst auf – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

3D printed replicas of 1500 year old Buddhist statues open to public

3D printed reproductions of three ancient Buddhist statues have been put on display to the public in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Replicas of the three statues from the Yungang Grottoes, measuring six, ten and six meters respectively, were scanned and 3D printed by conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute, Qingdao Publishing Group and […]

3D printed steel discovery could make “the next generation of structural alloys”

In material development, strength and ductility can be considered as opposite ends of a rope. As the level of one property improves, the quality of the other lessens. So it is in the interest of metallurgists to challenge this balance, and find ways to make metals that are strong, yet easy to work with. A […]

Study simplifies 4D printing process for self-assembling objects

A study published in Science Advances demonstrates a way of creating 3D printed shapes that assemble when exposed to heat. The study proposes a simplified process …