4D Printing To Create Magical Structures

4D Printing Now that 3D printing has been around quite for a while, new technologies surrounding this disruptive technology are being developed. 4D printing or programmable matter is one such innovation which harnesses 3D printing to realise virtual information in the material world. Besides the three space dimensions, the fourth dimension referred in this term […]

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Revolutionary 4D Print

Revolutionary 4D Print If 3D printing wasn’t enough to capture your attention, now designers and manufactures are discovering the awe inspiring 4 D printing, where the 4th dimension is time.  IFL Science describes 4 D printing in this way “If you can imagine dropping a flat stretchable cloth over a randomly shaped object. The cloth […]

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Enter the 4th Dimension: 4D Printing

When I first heard of 4D printing, I thought someone was high and trolling me. How could anyone print in the 4th dimension of time? Despite my trepidation, I found that 4D printing is a very real concept. The idea of 4D is to design items so they can self-assemble (fold) from one shape into […]

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