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4D Printing Self-Building Space Stations!


Forget 3D, 4D is the future! The kinks are still being worked out, but this new technology could transform life here on Earth, and even outer space.


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4D Self-Assembly: Easy Construction using Smart Geometrics ...

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Self assembly line 4D Self Assembly: Easy Construction using Smart Geometrics. Designers and scientists from the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT are working on ways to reconfigure how we design, assemble and autocorrect .


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4D Printing Process: Self-Folding Surfaces



In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping. 4D Printing entails multi-material prints provided by the Connex Technology with the added capability of embedded transformation from one shape to another, directly off the print-bed.


This revolutionary technique offers a streamlined path from idea to reality with full functionality built directly into the materials. Imagine robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical devices!


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Self-Folding Sheets: Hyperbolic Paraboloid


The Self-Assembly Lab, MIT Skylar Tibbits, Meng Chen, Noa Flaherty, Candace Chen


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Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing"

3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where th...
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LearnXScape | 4D-printing: from self-assembling chairs to cancer-fighting robots

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Think 3D printing is cool? Try 4 D



Could buildings one day build themselves?


It sounds unbelievable, but the basic tenants of design are being transformed by advances in materials and production methods that borrow principles from molecular assembly, but at a macro scale.


This is the very real world of Senior TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits, one where “matter programmers” design the characteristics of materials that self-assemble when exposed to water, temperature changes or air.


Join Skylar in a hands-on lab that will introduce designers to the future of additive manufacturing and programmable matter.


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What you may not know about 4D printing

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What you may not know about 4D printing. Quick: What's the difference between 4D printing and self-assembly? The two technological advances have become somewhat popular since MIT lecturer and TED Senior Fellow .


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DNews: 4D Printing: Better Than 3D? : DNews

DNews: 4D Printing: Better Than 3D? : DNews | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
Forget 3D, 4D is the future! The kinks are still being worked out, but this new technology could transform life here on Earth, and even outer space. Anthony (4D Printing: Better Than 3D?
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4D Printing - Objects 'Make Themselves'


Many are only just getting their heads around the idea of 3D printing but scientists at MIT are already working on an upgrade: 4D printing.




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Think 3-D printing is cool? Try 4-D

Think 3-D printing is cool? Try 4-D | 4D Printing | Scoop.it



Video producer's note: You've heard of 3-D printing, the process of using a specialized printer to create real-world objects from computer models.


Now there's something new on the horizon that could revolutionize this burgeoning technology: 4-D printing.


At TED 2013, senior fellow Skylar Tibbits sat down with CNN Ideas to further explain this mysterious fourth dimension in printing technology. He also provided us with visual examples from his Self-Assembly Lab, MIT. See how it all works in the video above.


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Cool: DARPA self-destructing tech & 4D-printed tech that 'shapeshifts'

Cool: DARPA self-destructing tech & 4D-printed tech that 'shapeshifts' | 4D Printing | Scoop.it



DARPA wants self-destructing electronics, a bit like messages in Mission Impossible.


A potential way to go about this might be with shapeshifting 4D-printed technology.


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So what is 4D printing? | Edacity

So what is 4D printing? | Edacity | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


Mix science, technology, and rural high school students (living outside Edmonton and Calgary) and voila, Edacity is here - a new network for rural Alberta high school students


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http://edacity.ca/blog/so-what-is-4d-printing/


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Self-Assembly Lab, MIT


The Self-Assembly Lab at MIT is a cross-disciplinary research lab composed of designers, scientists and engineers inventing self-assembly technologies


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4D Printing: Self-Folding 50' Strand



In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D

Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping.


4D Printing entails multi-material prints provided by the Connex Technology with the added capability of embedded transformation from one shape to another, directly off the print-bed.


This revolutionary technique offers a streamlined path from idea to reality with full functionality built directly into the materials. Imagine robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical devices!


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4D Printing: Self-Folding Surface Cube



In a collaboration between Stratasys’ Education, R&D departments and MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed, coined 4D Printing, which demonstrates a radical shift in rapid-prototyping.


4D Printing entails multi-material prints provided by the Connex Technology with the added capability of embedded transformation from one shape to another, directly off the print-bed.


This revolutionary technique offers a streamlined path from idea to reality with full functionality built directly into the materials. Imagine robotics-like behavior without the reliance on complex electro-mechanical devices!



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4-D printing

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3D printing involves creating 3-dimensional objects layer by layer. Project Cyborg opens the doors to the possibilities of 4-D printing.
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WOW! 4D printing! You have to watch this...., page 1

WOW! 4D printing! You have to watch this...., page 1 | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


This video is about new technology that is being innovate for 4d printing. This is amazing. ...


This tech coupled with space exploration, gene alteration, nano and bio technology leaps.....just simply amazing.


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Featured DesignX Workshop> Skylar Tibbits To Present 4D Printing & Bio-Molecular Self Assembly

Featured DesignX Workshop> Skylar Tibbits To Present 4D Printing & Bio-Molecular Self Assembly | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


DesignX presenter Skylar Tibbits, the founder of SJET, Director of Self Assembly Lab, and Senior TED Fellow, will host a hands-on lab introducing interior designers and architects to the future of additive manufacturing and programmable matter.


Discover how matter programmers design materials to self-assemble when exposed to the elements. Additional topics include 4D printing and how 3D printing technology is changing.


Tibbits will utilize self-assembling structures to touch base on what these changes mean for design practices.


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See self-assembly and 4D printing in action | TED Blog

See self-assembly and 4D printing in action | TED Blog | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
In today's talk, TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits shares his vision for self-assembling object and (drum roll) 4D printing...

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What is 4D printing? - Innovate My School

What is 4D printing? - Innovate My School | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed. (RT @InnovateMySchl: What is 4D printing?


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Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing"


3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing,



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4D Printing leaves 3D Printing in the Dust

4D Printing leaves 3D Printing in the Dust | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s;


TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.


This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time.


Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.


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