Researchers Uncover "4-D" Printing Potential of Cellulose Materials (10/05/18)

Researchers Uncover "4-D" Printing Potential of Cellulose Materials (10/05/18)

According to a Sept. 13, 2018 report by 3D Printing Industry (London, U.K.), new research published in Materials & Design journal applies natural materials to 4D printing for truly bioinspired objects.

In this development, a team from the University of Bristol and University of Bath, created a 3D printed ink that harnesses cellulose fibers to transform in response to water. The research is inspired by the natural behavior of pine cones, and lays new groundwork for the future development of smarter, self-assembling materials.

More information is available in the full article available online.