Researchers have been experimenting with techniques to 3D print objects that can be unfolded into their full size after printing.
Overcoming build volume limitations can be done with origami-like 3D printing approaches.
FoldStar provides a very unusual 3D model generation system.
Origami, which comes from the Japanese words ori meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”, is a pretty niche field which requires dedication, delicate hands, and a lot of free time.
I’m looking at a press release describing what is called “4D Printing” and it seems a bit hard to believe.
TU Delft researchers have combined two 3D printing techniques together to demonstrate a powerful new process.
The fundamental premise of 3D printing is layers. We add them a fraction of a millimetre at a time, be it with plastic, powder or some expensive goop, it is the basis of all 3D printing. Even the software assumes this is the case as it slices our 3D models into layers suitable for printing. … Continue reading Forget Z Layers – Just Fold Instead!