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The emergence of “4D printing”

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The emergence of “4D printing”


Imagine things can replicate by itself an appropriate design. In my opinion, we need 4D printing to make water pipes for snowing region.:)
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper).
He is an artist and computational architect. Skylar Tibbits is working on “smart” components that can assemble themselves.
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.
This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time.
Think a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.

http://www.selfassemblylab.net/

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3d Printing’s new big thing is coming from MIT. Making buildings

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 3d Printing’s new big thing is coming  from MIT. Making buildings

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 3D printing is in technological era making their footprints more and more powerful and  adventures.
Mechanical Engineering PhD defense Mr. Steven Keating at the Massachusetts Institute  of   Technology (MIT) in August 2016.
In Mr. Steven Keating’s presentation about MIT’s new invention to make 3d printed buildings. According to Mr. Steven’s,” this robot can make building in 14 hours”. This “Digital Construction Platform” — is intended to be self-sufficient, but right now it requires  humans to monitor it for safety reasons. In the test, the researchers programmed the  prototype to create a dome and used a spray foam commonly used in buildings and  homes. The whole system can be powered electrically or with solar panels. “With this  process, we can replace one of the key parts of making a building, right now. It could be  integrated into a building site tomorrow,” said Steven Keating, co-author of a paper  published in the journal “Science Robotics.
 “in the future, to have something totally autonomous, that you could send to the moon  or Mars or Antarctica, and it would just go out and make these buildings for years,”

  http://news.mit.edu/2017/3-d-printing-buildings-0426

  http://matter.media.mit.edu/news/article/a-new-approach-to-making-buildings-mit-news

  http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/02/technology/3d-printed-building-mit/index.html?  iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool