Technology Innovation: 4D Printing

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The newest technology innovation I have recently read about featured bendable 3D-printed structures. The creators call the process 4D printing because the structures change over the fourth dimension, which is time. This happens when subjected to stimuli, which in this case is heat. “Engineers from Massachusetts Technology, (MIT) and Singapore University of Technology have devised this new fabrication that uses ultraviolet light to print these structures that remember their shape” (Gent, E. 2016). This is the first time 4D printing has been done on such a stage. In the past, the print times were tens of minutes and now these times are now tens of seconds. To demonstrate the power
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I am aware many companies spend millions of dollars on advertising to influence consumers. This has become standard procedure for most companies. I prefer to trust the word of mouth of family and friends to advertising or blogs. I usually have the same expectations and expect the same quality as they would. The reason I do not put much emphasis on blogs and the advertised information is the fact that most people are paid for their opinion. Many receive cash, while others are paid with merchandise or gift cards. These paid blog writers are no different from paid actors for commercials. I would rather take a chance on a product I personally believe will work for me than buy something because someone was paid to promote it. I have learned products that sound too good to be true usually are.
As mentioned above, I truly believe most of these types of information are biased. There are always exceptions and I would never completely rule out doing research through websites and looking at blogs. I would compile all of this research together and base a purchasing decision on this logical and sound information. Purchasing products with this process has worked well in the past. As technology is changing, I may have to alter my purchasing

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