3D Printing Moves Into the Fourth Dimension

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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 02 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=437587>

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    Now this is interesting. However, 3D is still in its infancy. I’d like to see it blossom first before they introduce the next higher dimension of printing.

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