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'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System

'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System | 4D Printing | Scoop.it

The objects that come out of design firm Nervous System’s 3D printers may look like a crumpled ball at first, but when you unravel them they transform into dresses, jewelry and other flexible, wearable items. Geometric designs integrated into the items can make them rigid or soft.


http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/03/kinematics-4d-printed-shape-changing-jewellery-by-nervous-system/



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http://gigaom.com/2013/12/03/4d-printed-shape-changing-dress-and-jewelery-by-nervous-system/


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Amazing 4D-printed self-assembling box


Amazing 4D-printed self-assembling box Amazing video shows a 4D printed surface which is able to self-assemble itself into a box when it is placed into water.


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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 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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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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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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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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Printing in 4D with 'shape memory' polymer fibres - E&T magazine

Printing in 4D with 'shape memory' polymer fibres - E&T magazine | 4D Printing | Scoop.it









E&T magazine Printing in 4D with 'shape memory' polymer fibres E&T magazine Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) believe the innovation, which adds a time-dimension to the 3D printing process, will open up possibilities.


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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 aimed at reimagining the processes of construction ,manufacturing and infrastructure in the built environment.


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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 - 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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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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