“In the recently published ‘3D printed shape-programmable magneto-active soft matter for biomimetic applications,’ researchers from China explore the development of a high-performance material that transforms quickly from one shape to another as required for specific applications.

Materials scientists continue to be inspired by nature in many of their studies and consequent innovations today, and as 3D printing morphs into 4D printing with shapes that deform and then return to their original shape, digital fabrication itself continues to expand. Most of these materials and consequent deformation are driven by external forces in the environment such as temperature or moisture and can be used as complex geometries for applications like medicine, robotics, and more…”

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