3D Printing: Objects That Can Change Shapes When Heated

August 29, 2016

3D Printing: Objects That Can Change Shapes When Heated

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design use light to 3D print shape-shifting objects that can remember their original shapes. The objects are able to reshape themselves after being twisted, bent, and stretched when they are heated to certain temperatures. University engineers and researchers believe that the temperature-sensitive  shape-shifting objects can have many applications. The objects can be potentially be used in  biomedical devices, wearable sensors, artificial muscles, solar panels, and in temperature-sensitive medications. 

*3D Printers  are becoming more and more complex as time passes. Engineers and Researchers are actively searching for new applications. 

Photo Credit: Qi Ge & MIT

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