BMW Concept Car Draws from 3D & 4D, Redesigning Luxury Seats & Safety Mechanisms

So many 3D printed innovations still leave us shaking our heads in amazement. We are continually wowed not only by the resourcefulness of engineers and makers around the world, but…

Interior Design, 3D Printing and R&D Tax Credits

Interior designers and architecture firms with interior design departments have been one of the most active users of 3D printers. 3D printers are utilized by these particular designers mainly during…

Custom Furniture Built in Minutes: MIT Self-Assembly Lab Teams Up With Furniture Manufacturer to Develop New 3D Printing Process

From knit chairs, concrete furniture, and beer bottle furniture joints to miniature furniture, foldable furniture, and custom furniture manufactured for customers in a pop-up shop, 3D printing has sure made an impact…

MIT Self-Assembly Lab: Might Your 4D Smartphone One Day Build Itself?

One must wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would think today. While he was credited with the invention of the telephone, it’s hard to decide who to give credit to first…

MIT’s New 3D Printed Future Shoe Concept Will Assemble Itself

Growing up my mother always gave me a simple bit of advice that has not only stuck with me, but has never failed to be accurate. That advice? Never buy…

3D Printed “Rock Print” Seems Like Magic, but it’s Really Science

Architecture is generally a pretty permanent thing. Sure, nothing is truly permanent, but a structure built from concrete, metal and other heavy-duty materials is obviously built to last. So when you hear…

Where is the 4D Printing Market Headed? — Report Says $555.6M Annually by 2025

It’s called 4D printing, and it represents a radical shift in rapid prototyping where multi-material capable prints make use of embedded design to transform from one shape to another via…

MIT Develops a Method for ‘4D Printing’ Programmed Carbon Fiber & Wood

What if you could train or, more precisely, program a material like wood, carbon or rubber to virtually complete the manufacturing process of whatever object it is destined to become?…


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