Taking inspiration from nature, scientists create a two-component catapult that overcomes limitations in 4D printing.
Using the adhesive properties of ice, researchers have developed a transfer method to move large sheets of 2D materials without breaking them.
4D printing produces a living polymer network that can be printed into 3D shapes and then broken down into its monomer units for reuse.
4D printing of metallic shape-morphing systems can be applied in many fields, including aerospace, smart manufacturing, naval equipment, and biomedical engineering.
Blood coagulation is a common but delicate physiological behavior and is inspiring new porous materials.
To optimize 3D printing, researchers apply machine learning to minimize waste and optimize structure during the printing process.
A new surface treatment enhances the adhesion of double-sided tape to make stickier tapes for soft electronics.
Using light-based polymerization, researchers have reduced the amount of time needed to 3D print certain medicines from minutes to seconds.
Researchers explore how manipulating the properties of chocolate metamaterials can change our enjoyment of it.
Inspired by microscopic hairs on gecko feet, scientists in South Korea have developed a shape-memory polymer that acts as a dry adhesive.