15 Apr 2016 : Elisabetta Matsumoto

Phytomimetic 4D printing

Speaker : Dr Elisabetta Matsumoto – Harvard University

Venue    : Fri 15 Apr @ 3:30pm (Murdoch University, ECL2.031)
The nascent technique of 4D printing has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing
in elds ranging from organs-on-a-chip to architecture to soft robotics.
By expanding the pallet of 3D printable materials to include the use stimuli
responsive inks, 4D printing promises precise control over patterned shape
transformations. With the goal of creating a new manufacturing technique, we
have recently introduced a biomimetic printing platform that enables the direct
control of local anisotropy into both the elastic moduli and the swelling response
of the ink.