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3D Printing Moves Into the Fourth Dimension

3D Printing Moves Into the Fourth Dimension

While most of us are grappling with the idea of 3D printing, Skylar Tibbits - computational architect and lecturer at MIT - is spearheading projects towards a fourth dimension. Transformation, Tibbit claims, is an uncharted capability that enables objects - straight off the printing bed - to assemble themselves, changing from one form to another. "Think: robots with no wires or motors." Tibbits exhibits how a single strand - embedded with predetermined properties - can fold from a line to a three dimensional structure. "I invite you to join us in reinventing how things come together."

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Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "3D Printing Moves Into the Fourth Dimension" 11 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/437587/3d-printing-moves-into-the-fourth-dimension/>