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3D/4D Printing Hydrogel Composites: A Pathway to Functional Devices

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The past few years have seen the introduction of a number of 3D and 4D printing techniques used to process tough hydrogel materials. The use of ‘color’ 3D printing technology where multiple inks are used in the one print allows for the production of composite materials and structures that can further enhance the mechanical performance of the printed hydrogel. This article reviews a number of 3D and 4D printing techniques for fabricating functional hydrogel based devices.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Bakarich, S., Gorkin III, R., Naficy, S., Gately, R., in het Panhuis, M. & Spinks, G. M. (2016). 3D/4D Printing Hydrogel Composites: A Pathway to Functional Devices. MRS Advances, 1 (8), 521-526.

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 521

End Page


  • 526

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The past few years have seen the introduction of a number of 3D and 4D printing techniques used to process tough hydrogel materials. The use of ‘color’ 3D printing technology where multiple inks are used in the one print allows for the production of composite materials and structures that can further enhance the mechanical performance of the printed hydrogel. This article reviews a number of 3D and 4D printing techniques for fabricating functional hydrogel based devices.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Bakarich, S., Gorkin III, R., Naficy, S., Gately, R., in het Panhuis, M. & Spinks, G. M. (2016). 3D/4D Printing Hydrogel Composites: A Pathway to Functional Devices. MRS Advances, 1 (8), 521-526.

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 521

End Page


  • 526

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • United States