4D Printing is the future of 3D Printing and it’s already here

3D printing is over 20 years old, but it feels like we’re just finally starting to truly unlock the potential of the technology (VIDEO)

The continued march of technology is relentless, however, and some inventors are already thinking about what comes next.
The next big thing may very well be 4D printing, a new technology from Skylar Tibbits, an architect, designer and computer scientist. The core concept behind this new technology is self assembly.

It may sound strange and far out, but it’s actually quite simple. 4D printing is being billed as a process where synthetic objects can change and adapt themselves to the environment. In a recent TED interview, Tibbits compared the process of 4D printing to the process of natural adaptation.

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Source: Web Pro News

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