Active Printed Materials for Complex Self-Evolving Deformations

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  • Published on Mar 4, 2015
  • We propose a new design of complex self-evolving structures that vary over time due to environmental interaction. In conventional 3D printing systems, materials are meant to be stable rather than active and fabricated models are designed and printed as static objects. Here, we introduce a novel approach for simulating and fabricating self-evolving structures that transform into a predetermined shape, changing property and function after fabrication. The new locally coordinated bending primitives combine into a single system, allowing for a global deformation which can stretch, fold and bend given environmental stimulus.
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    Dan Raviv, Wei Zhao, Carrie McKnelly, Athina Papadopoulou, Achuta Kadambi, Boxin Shi, Shai Hirsch, Daniel Dikovsky, Michael Zyracki, Carlos Olguin, Ramesh Raskar & Skylar Tibbits. (2014).
    Active Printed Materials for Complex Self-Evolving Deformations
    Scientific Reports.
    December 2014.
    Autodesk Research
    www.autodeskresearch.com
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  • Jai Lopez
    Jai Lopez 11 months ago

    where are this upgrades? i use Fusion360 and im yet to see a update like this