smart shape changing systems
Dynamic Agar presents the experimental research of the smart and dynamic properties of agar-based bioplastic. Agar is a substance extracted from the renewable raw material red algae. When made into bioplastic the material reacts according to its hydrophilic characteristics.
The properties of shrinking, expanding and their reversibility are demonstrated through different smart shape changing systems. 3D-printing is well suited for processing the gel like structures to guarantee consistent quality.