Category Archives: self-folding

TU Delft’s self folding tulip proves 4D printing’s potential in medicine

Professor Amir Zadpoor’s team at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) believes that the self folding ability of 3D printed polymers could have potential for next generation medical devices. In a recent paper for the journal Materials Horizons, the team demonstrate the 3D printing’s ability to make flat nets that fold into an array of […]

How MIT’s ultimate origami algorithm is unlocking the potential of 3D printers

Two new pieces of research into 3D structures could have novel applications in 3D printing.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers Erik Demaine and Jason Ku …