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4D Printing of Composites

Methods and Applications

  • 1st Edition - September 1, 2024
  • Editors: Gurminder Singh, Ranvijay Kumar, Sunpreet Singh, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 5 1 8 - 6
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 5 1 7 - 9

4D Printing of Composites: Methods and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of the theory behind this emerging technology, its impact on materials development, functiona… Read more

4D Printing of Composites

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4D Printing of Composites: Methods and Applications provides comprehensive coverage of the theory behind this emerging technology, its impact on materials development, functional characterization, and the technical details required for readers to investigate novel emerging applications. The advantages and limitations of the technology are discussed in detail as well as laboratory developments, industrial implications, commercialization, and avenues for future development. The book will be a valuable reference resource for academic and industrial researchers working in materials science, mechanical engineering, and product design and those working in composite materials development and manufacturing engineering in various industries.

4D printing is positioned to provide a disruptive transformation in how products are designed and manufactured. As a result of the development of functionalized and smart feedstock systems, 4D printing has introduced novel models for developing special feature enabled products that can serve a wide range of scientific and engineering applications, including recent breakthroughs in regenerative biomedicine, food, and construction. In addition, the unique combination of composite materials and 4D-printing methods allows us to exploit the characteristics and stimuli features of composites to create shape memory effects for various applications.