3D printing adds a fourth dimension

02/27/2013 | Wired.co.uk (U.K.)

So-called 4D printing takes 3D printing a step further, enabling individual chunks of material to assemble themselves intelligently into any form desired. The new technology from Skylar Tibbits activates individual strands of material that in turn guide themselves into the prescribed shapes. The process also has the advantage of enabling the objects to be self-adapting after their creation.

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