origami and 3d printing

MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

MIT CSAIL's Interactive Robogami System Makes it Easy to Design and 3D Print Your Own Origami-Inspired Robots

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve come up with a unique system for non-experts to design custom 3D printable robots in one sitting. […]

For years, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have been working with 3D printing and robotics, making robots 3D printed in one step and 3D printed robots that can put themselves together. Now, they’ve...
Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

While lamps and other lighting fixtures serve the very basic purpose of illuminating our homes, offices, and other buildings, that doesn’t mean they have to look totally utilitarian. 3D printing technology makes it very easy to customize common household items like doorbell cases, flower pots, and lamps. We’ve seen fun 3D printed lamps designed by […]

While lamps and other lighting fixtures serve the very basic purpose of illuminating our homes, offices, and other buildings, that doesn’t mean they have to look totally utilitarian. 3D printing technology makes it very easy to customize common household items...
Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

Researchers Use PowerPoint Slide and LED Projector to Create Self-Folding 3D Origami Structures

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of photocurable liquid polymers. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of […]

I remember learning about Microsoft PowerPoint for the first time when I was in junior high, and since then I have used the program often; little did I know that a humble PowerPoint slide would someday be used to help make self-folding 3D origami structures out of...
Bre Pettis Launches New Creative Venture: Bre & Co. Offers 3D Printed Ceramics and More

Bre Pettis Launches New Creative Venture: Bre & Co. Offers 3D Printed Ceramics and More

When Bre Pettis left Stratasys last year, it was with ambitious goals – the creator of MakerBot stated that he intended to “change the world” through 3D printing with the help of his new company, Bold Machines, which began as a product development workshop within Stratasys. Many would argue that Pettis has already made a significant impact […]

When Bre Pettis left Stratasys last year, it was with ambitious goals – the creator of MakerBot stated that he intended to “change the world” through 3D printing with the help of his new company, Bold Machines, which began as a product development...
Self-Folding Medical Implants Combine 3D Printing & Origami

Self-Folding Medical Implants Combine 3D Printing & Origami

Origami can be nearly magical, but there’s more to it than artistry; there is also some highly complex mathematics. As with so many artistic endeavors, it turns out there are contributions far beyond aesthetics to be gleaned from the act of creating origami. So much so that there are faculty at MIT, for example, who […]

Origami can be nearly magical, but there’s more to it than artistry; there is also some highly complex mathematics. As with so many artistic endeavors, it turns out there are contributions far beyond aesthetics to be gleaned from the act of creating origami. So...
Researchers Use Origami to Design Tiny 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Researchers Use Origami to Design Tiny 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

When I was in elementary school, I read a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, which tells the true story of a young Japanese girl who contracted leukemia from the radiation left by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. According to a Japanese legend, anyone who manages to make 1,000 origami cranes will be […]

When I was in elementary school, I read a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, which tells the true story of a young Japanese girl who contracted leukemia from the radiation left by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. According to a Japanese legend,...
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Paper Bacteria Battery -- Cost: $0.05

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Paper Bacteria Battery -- Cost: $0.05

While it’s often said that airing dirty laundry in public is bad news, your dirty water is about to become a different matter altogether. There’s more than just good news; in fact, contained within the disgusting, bacteria-laden muddiness of wastewater, there’s good energy too. And it comes in the form of a 3D printed battery […]

While it’s often said that airing dirty laundry in public is bad news, your dirty water is about to become a different matter altogether. There’s more than just good news; in fact, contained within the disgusting, bacteria-laden muddiness of wastewater, there’s good...
How Ancient Origami Will Influence the Design Future and Speed of Additive Manufacturing

How Ancient Origami Will Influence the Design Future and Speed of Additive Manufacturing

Japanese origami, the art of paper folding, began some time after Buddhist monks first carried paper to Japan during the 6th century. Initially, it was used for religious ceremonial purposes, and that was mostly due to the high price of paper at the time. It’s said that Samurai warriors once exchanged gifts adorned with noshi, good luck […]

Japanese origami, the art of paper folding, began some time after Buddhist monks first carried paper to Japan during the 6th century. Initially, it was used for religious ceremonial purposes, and that was mostly due to the high price of paper at the time. It’s...

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