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Keywords:

  • MIT Self-Assembly Lab and Stratasys (Skylar Tibbits, Shelly Linor, Daniel Dikovsky and Shai Hirsch), 4D Printing;
  • Charles Hull;
  • 3D Systems;
  • stereolithography;
  • 2013 US Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative Dialogue on Additive Manufacturing;
  • Boeing;
  • Michael Hayes;
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
  • Nitinol wires;
  • Connex;
  • PolyJet printing;
  • Hilbert curves;
  • Autodesk Research;
  • Project Cyborg;
  • Carlos Olguin

Abstract

How might 4D printing overcome the obstacles that are hampering the rolling out and scaling up of 3D printing? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), describes how the Lab has partnered up with Stratasys Ltd, an industry leader in the development of 4D Printing, and is making the development of self-assembly programmable materials and adaptive technologies for industrial application in building design and construction its focus.