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You can produce almost anything with 3D printers – but the latest challenge is 4D printing

Freiburg, Apr 10, 2018

Printing in the 21st Century means far more than just putting letters on paper. Using 3D printers, items that previously had to be produced laboriously using saws and files or injection molding in the workshop can now be made on the spot. Whether it’s pancakes, aircraft parts, or making things out of a waste paper paste that can provide better ventilation for buildings: Freiburg researchers have been involved in the technology since its beginnings. Their latest challenge is: 4D printing.