Growing Lattice in CAD: AM Prompts Designers to Look Beyond Solids and Surfaces

Lilian van Daal wants to bring Nature’s engineering methods into people’s living rooms. The 2010 graduate of HAN University (Netherlands) created a series of 3D-printed soft seats. The softness comes from her clever use of Nature-inspired lattice structure to create flexibility out of stiff materials. Continue reading “Growing Lattice in CAD: AM Prompts Designers to Look Beyond Solids and Surfaces”

Materials Science Is the New Black: 3D and 4D Printing the Future

A jet engine, a racecar and a running shoe walk into a bar. Well, not really, of course, but all three are benefiting from futuristic concepts and innovations coming out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Self-Assembly Lab, a cross-disciplinary research facility that operates under the school’s architecture department… Continue reading “Materials Science Is the New Black: 3D and 4D Printing the Future”