Dec 12

Self Healing Materials

It’s not difficult to imagine all kinds of applications for self-healing materials, from  buildings and roads  that repair their own cracks, to car fenders made from shape-memory polymers that automatically flex back to shape after low-speed collisions, or a crack due to a impact in Space or simply recover the aging effect of Martian wind, […]

Nov 21

4 D printing new technologies

4-dimensional printing (4D printing; also known as 4D bioprinting, active origami, or shape-morphing systems) uses the same techniques of 3D printing through computer-programmed deposition of material in successive layers to create a three-dimensional object. The potential uses are wide. For example, materials that can contract or expand based on the temperature. This has applications in […]