Save the Date: 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, October 6th 2015

We welcome you to the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference on October 6th, at AMOLF in Amsterdam. The conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets in the fields of 4D Printing and Mechanical Metamaterials.

Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter.

Two fields emerge strongly:

  1. 4D Printing offers a streamlined path from idea to full functionality.
  2. Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition.

These are highly promising disciplines which develop in a synergistic manner, and which aim at creating entirely new forms of matter, which will lead to applications that have not yet been conceived.

Why is this relevant? These fields offer not only tremendous opportunities for engineers but also for designers as many new applications will arise. Smart materials will solve design/enigeering problems, which often arise from limitations of current materials. Applications can range from new materials for shoes and wearables, to applications in robotics and new type of sensors.

We welcome you to the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference on October 6th, at AMOLF in Amsterdam. The conference will not only cover the academic results but will show how designers and engineers will see future applications and new markets.

Who should attend? Engineers  |  Designers  |  Material researchers  |  Material producers  |  Academics

For more information and for registration, please visit www.4dpmmconference.com.

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