Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shape-shifting materials

Pine cone inspires new development in shape-shifting materials

. article "Designing elastic transformable structures" [link]

. Changing Shape  [link] "Which materials stretch? Is it easier to change soft or hard materials? What happens when we try to bend brittle objects? Read 'Changing Shape' to learn about the different ways we can change a material by stretching, squeezing, bending, and twisting it."

Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices [link]

. The rise of 4D printing: From self-assembling furniture to camouflage-changing tanks [link]

. 3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects [link]

. Happy Paper Toys - Return of the Robots [link]

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