December 27, 2013

4D printing: 3D shapes that transform

Interesting stuff:

Gizmodo writes,

In essence, the ‘fourth dimension’ represents change—4D printing simply refers to printers that create objects that can transform over time and, in some cases, self-assemble. [...]

Kinematics is a system for 4D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure using 3D printing.

[Vimeo]

Posted by John Nack at 8:03 AM on December 27, 2013

Comments

  • print shop — 2:59 AM on January 02, 2014

    It’s awesome to think about how much this technology will develop and influence our lives in the coming years!

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