Here’s a Quick Visual Explanation of 4D Printing

In this video, Fred Mills shows the properties that turn 3D printing into 4D printing.

Rob Spiegel

February 13, 2023

1 Min Read
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Developed by MIT in conjunction with Stratasys and Autodesk, 4D printing adds flexibility and movement to 3D printing.

Fred Mills defines 4D printing as "3D-printed objects that have the ability to reshape or self-assemble over time."

Watch the video to learn more!



About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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