We’re reading a piece from last year by Christopher Mims in the MIT Technology Review, in which he dumps rather strongly on the notion that “any object can be rapidly synthesized with a little bit of energy and raw materials.”
The bad news: just as much of the world is starting to get excited about the prospects of 3D printing , science is moving on to the world of 4D. The good news: in the future, you might not have to assemble that Ikea chair yourself.
3D printing is pretty easy to explain — normal printers work in 2D (length and width) while a 3D printer also handles height. To add height in any real sense you can’t just lay down more ink, you need an additive process that can actually build something, like meat or a gun. So when MIT’s Visit link: 4D printing: The extra D is for self-assembleD
How often do you see a professor of media arts and sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the world-renowned Fashion Week in Paris? The correct answer is, hopefully much more frequently, as the technology of 3D printing becomes a more and more influential part of the world of fashion
Stratasys Ltd and Materialise have announced the unveiling of 3D printing collaborations on the catwalks of Paris’ Fashion Week as part of Iris van Herpen’s Haute Couture show, ‘VOLTAGE’. Dutch designer van Herpen’s eleven-piece collection featured two 3D printed ensembles, including an elaborate skirt and cape created in collaboration with artist, architect, designer and professor Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab and 3D printed by Stratasys. Read More at TCT Magazine Continue reading here: Wearable Stratasys and Materialise 3D Printed Pieces
We’ve seen 3-D printers create everyday objects and art, but never mythological clothing that attempts to emulate super powers. Neri Oxman, a design professor at MIT, wanted to explore how myth could be translated into a working, new technology. She and her colleagues spent five years researching and designing clothing that augmented human capabilities.
Fig. 1 from patent no. 8,286,236 Apparently the advent of 3D printing technology is scary enough that before we’re even able to print out a new pair of shoes, patent trolls Intellectual Ventures have secured a patent that might prevent the use of 3D printing technology for making really fun stuff like cars, or zeppelins
A $2,300 3D printer isn’t really anything special anymore. We’ve seen them as cheap as $350 in fact