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3-D printed structures "remember" their shapes

August 26, 2016

Heat-responsive materials may aid in controlled drug delivery and solar panel tracking.

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In this series, a 3-D printed multimaterial shape-memory minigripper, consisting of shape-memory hinges and adaptive touching tips, grasps a cap screw.

Photo courtesy of Qi (Kevin) Ge

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