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Self-Assembly Lab, MIT


The Self-Assembly Lab at MIT is a cross-disciplinary research lab composed of designers, scientists and engineers inventing self-assembly technologies aimed at reimagining the processes of construction ,manufacturing and infrastructure in the built environment.


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4D Printing Is a Thing Now | 3d Printing on GOOD

4D Printing Is a Thing Now | 3d Printing on GOOD | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


Just when I had started to wrap my head around the concept of 3D printing, 4D printing has emerged.


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The concept of 4D printing

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Live from the EMtech conference in Singapore, Skylar Tibbits, Director at Self Assembly Lab, MIT, discusses how he plans to make print objects smarter with 4D printing.


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This is Why 4D Printing is Cool

This is Why 4D Printing is Cool | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army Research Office has just thrown some money the way of 4D printing—but what, exactly, is all the fuss about? This beautiful video goes a long way to showing us why the technology is so exciting.
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This is Why 4D Printing is Cool

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The U.S. Army Research Office has just thrown some money the way of 4D printing—but what, exactly, is all the fuss about? This beautiful video goes a long way to showing us why the technology is so exciting.
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4D Printing Self-Assembled Shapes Using Shape Memory Plastics

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4D Printing Self-Assembled Shapes Using Shape Memory Plastics

Last spring we told you about MIT's Skylar Tibbits, whose TED talk made the idea of 4D printing famous.

 

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Printing Solar Panels in the Backyard

Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory -- although they see it more as the "microbrewery" of panel production rather than a tool for everyone's garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they'll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.


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Amazing, this is why the future looks so bright!

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Sign in to read: 4D printing will mean the future makes itself - opinion - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: 4D printing will mean the future makes itself - opinion - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? Michael Reilly sits down with architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits to talk about 4D printing, programmable matter and the future of things


You run the Self-Assembly lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. What does "self-assembly" mean?


In general, self-assembly is a process by which disordered parts build into an ordered structure through simple interactions with each other. For example, we worked with Arthur Olson at the Scripps Research Institute to build a model of the polio virus. If you put the pieces of the model in a glass container, they just sit there.


But when you impart some energy – shake the glass – they come together. Shake harder, and it comes apart again. You have these different states based on how much energy you put into the system; you don't control where every piece ...


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Butt Shaking 4D Technology

Soundview Technology Group Predicts A Potential Price Target For GTMM Of .50 - $1.50 Read The Full Report Here http://t.co/YVhMgg5Zkn
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4D Printing Profit Potential Makes Me Drool

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4D Printing Profit Potential Makes Me Drool
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In the large-scale and manufacturing space, I like Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS).

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RadCam Sport - GoPro 3 & 3+ Handheld Robotic Stabilizer

The RadCam 2-axis handheld robotic stabilization system powered by 2 brushless motors, designed specifically for the GoPro Hero 3 & 3+

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"The design started out on paper, and numerous sketches were drawn to visualize the first prototype.........he took to their Airwolf 3D printer to create the first parts. After several tests to make sure things fit properly, and several 3D prints later, the RadCam Sport was ready for testing."

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4-D printing technology for composite materials now a reality - Sci/Tech - dna

4-D printing technology for composite materials now a reality - Sci/Tech -  dna | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


The researchers advanced this concept by creating composite materials that can morph into several different, complicated shapes based on a different physical mechanism.


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US Army invests into 4D printing, wants to make self-altering camo - TweakTown

US Army invests into 4D printing, wants to make self-altering camo - TweakTown | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


US Army invests into 4D printing, wants to make self-altering camo TweakTown The US Army Resarch Office has coughed up $855,000 to researchers at three different universities: Harvard's School of Engineering & Applied Science,

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4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry - Health IT Outcomes (press release)

4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry - Health IT Outcomes (press release) | 4D Printing | Scoop.it


4D Printing Holds Special Potential For The Healthcare Industry Health IT Outcomes (press release)


To make something 4D, though, Tibbits feeds the printer a precise geometric code based on the object's own angles and dimensions

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A brief introduction to 4D printing | Innovation

A brief introduction to 4D printing | Innovation | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
A brief introduction to 4D printing on Innovation curated by Christian Bartosik (A brief introduction to 4D printing | @scoopit http://t.co/sdWMl4RONJ)...
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'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System

'4D-printed' shape-changing dress and jewelery by Nervous System | 4D Printing | Scoop.it

The objects that come out of design firm Nervous System’s 3D printers may look like a crumpled ball at first, but when you unravel them they transform into dresses, jewelry and other flexible, wearable items. Geometric designs integrated into the items can make them rigid or soft.


http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/03/kinematics-4d-printed-shape-changing-jewellery-by-nervous-system/



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http://gigaom.com/2013/12/03/4d-printed-shape-changing-dress-and-jewelery-by-nervous-system/


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This Is Why 4D Printing Is Cool

This Is Why 4D Printing Is Cool | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army Research Office has just thrown some money the way of 4D printing—but what, exactly, is all the fuss about? This beautiful video goes a long way to showing us why the technology is so exciting.
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What Is 4-D Printing?

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In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits talks about 4-D printing, programmable matter, and the future of things.

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Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing - Toronto NewsFIX

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Entering a new dimension: 4-D printing
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Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of creating a 3D object based upon a digital model by depositing successive layers of material.

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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further - Gizmag

Scientists take "4D printing" a step further - Gizmag | 4D Printing | Scoop.it

 

Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Now, however, a fourth dimension can now be included.


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What Is 4-D Printing? [Video]: Scientific American

What Is 4-D Printing? [Video]: Scientific American | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
An M.I.T. lab is tweaking the idea of 3-D printing with the help of smart materials that continue to change even after they leave the printer (What Is 4-D Printing?
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New 4D printing technique to enable shape-changing objects - Times of India

New 4D printing technique to enable shape-changing objects - Times of India | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
New 4D printing technique to enable shape-changing objects Times of India The team led by H Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, and his collaborator Martin L Dunn of the Singapore University of Technology and...
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What 3D? Even the US army is funding 4D printing

What 3D? Even the US army is funding 4D printing | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
The question is why would the US Army invest this amount (not a very big grant, anyway) in 4D printing
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Now, 4D printing method to enable shape-changing objects - The Economic Times

Now, 4D printing method to enable shape-changing objects - The Economic Times | 4D Printing | Scoop.it
Tibbits and his team combined a strand of plastic with a layer made out of 'smart' material that could self-assemble in water.
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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further - Gizmag

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Scientists take "4D printing" a step further
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H. Jerry Qi, have developed a "4D printing" process in which shape-memory polymer fibers are deposited in key areas of a composite material item as it's being printed.


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4D Printing Technology for Composite Materials

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4D Printing Technology for Composite Materials
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A team led by H. Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, and his collaborator Martin L.


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