ARTEMIS : Accelerated discovery and development of smart materials and active structures by 4D printing

Responsible: Frédéric DEMOLY, ICB-COMM/Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard

Keywords: 4D printing, active materials, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, energy stimulation

Introduced in 2013 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado (USA), 4D printing combines additive manufacturing and active materials to build physical objects capable of changing shape and/or properties in response to a energetic stimulus.

By adding the time parameter in 3D space, the relationships between application needs and the technological means to satisfy them become more complicated, even complex.

In this project, the national consortium will address different areas of research, including digital (knowledge base and machine learning linked to materials and structures), materials and processes, prospective actions (for example by linking 4D printing and biomimicry as a common thread and/or on the intelligence of materials). Satisfying the needs expressed in this “technological leap” should [finally] be able to move the field of 4D printing from an academic role to industrial applications.