Category Archives: Bernhard Thomaszewski

Self-forming structures made with 3D printing at Nervous System

The Nervous System studio was founded in 2007. Since then their exploration of generative design, often drawing on 3D printing technology, has made the work of founders Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg a regular appearance on this site. Projects from the Somerville, Massachusetts studio include the 4D printing Kinematics system and working with New Balance […]

Disney makes nature’s machines using a 3D printer

Prototyped on a 3D printer, new toys from Disney Research demonstrate the use of a digital design tool to generate compliant mechanisms. The mechanisms take inspiration from natural tendon and cartilage structure. Considered to be “the nuts and bolts of organic machines” the joints can be applied to add another degree of flexibility to mechanical toys […]