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4D Printing – Skylar Tibbits’ Full TED Talk

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On February we wrote about the mind boggling concept of 4D printing introduced by Skylar Tibbits at TED2013.


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4D Printing: Self-Assembling Parts in Action at TED2013

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Skylar Tibbits – Photo courtesy Ryan Lash/TED Conference
Back in February, we brought you a summary of Skylar Tibbits’ groundbreaking TED2013 presentation on 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, 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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3-D Printing Is So Last Year, Welcome To The World Of 4-D Printing

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Just as we were starting to wrap our mind around the world-changing (and moon-changing) potential of advancements in 3-D printing, an MIT scientist has dropped a technological bomb that makes it seem like yesterday’s innovation: by changing the 3 in 3-D to a 4.

"4-D printing" is what the wonderfully named MIT architect and design researcher Skylar Tibbits is working on. So is this a big deal? Or is it just semantic showmanship, custom-tailored to the already-bored-with-the-future crowd at TED?

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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. Anthony ...


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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About 4D Printing

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Back in February, Skylar Tibbits revealed that he was working on a project called 4D printing.


In essence, the technology would allow for 3D printed parts to assemble themselves into usable objects.


It’s a concept straight out of futurism fiction, but various research facilities are making it into a reality.


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3D printing is yesterday's news -- time for 4D? -- GCN

3D printing is yesterday's news -- time for 4D? -- GCN | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


An MIT engineer is working on developing 3D-printed objects that would change over time -- and even build themselves.


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A Memo To Investors In 11D Technologies - Gizmodo Australia

A Memo To Investors In 11D Technologies - Gizmodo Australia | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


You may have seen reports this week that a team at MIT is developing so-called “4D printing” technology, which would go far beyond current 3D printing technology’s capacity to print 3D objects with a machine.



This team has stated that its fourth “D” involves objects self-assembling.


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Fancy self building furniture? 4D printing could be the future. MIT's Skylar Tibbits explains


Get ready to throw out the 3D Printer, 4D Printing is around the corner!


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