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The emerge of 4D printing

3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.

Rapid Liquid Printing

In collaboration with Skylar Tibbits’ Self Assembly Lab at MIT, Steelcase has unveiled a new method of 3D printing called “rapid liquid printing”.

The Drip Printer by Ted Kinsman

An x-y axis printer is made by controlling a solenoid liquid valve. Slow and small resolution, but very inexpensive to print with. Here it is printing with blue water color ink, but it mostly prints with coffee.

HTC 10, the new flagship is a deliberate celebration of metal

“We wanted to make the 10 immediately recognizable from across the room,” said Hannes Harms, senior industrial designer. “To do that, we gave it a distinctive 3.3mm chamfer that runs around the outer edge and gives the phone a new, elegant silhouette.”

Crafting the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9, Active Speaker System

B&O PLAY’s active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.

A collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung

Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed for Samsung during the past two years. A television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens.

Petra side tables, sculpted/machined from solid marble

The reference to mooring bollards was natural for this company located in Saint Jean de Luz. Machined from solid marble, Petra is the perfect illustration of raw material design. These small and unusual tables, which can be used alone or in pairs, both indoors and outdoors, provide a focal point that blend into the most varied surroundings.

Carbon3D. CLIP Technology

3D printing has struggled to deliver on its promise to transform manufacturing. Prints take forever, parts are mechanically weak, and material choices are far too limited. That’s because current 3D printing technology is really just 2D printing, over and over again.

Future Everything Festival

This festival brings people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future. Pioneering the practice of city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ it combines a large scale cultural event – encompassing art, music and discussion – with new technology, novel research methods and playful social experiments. It has been named by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world.

THE OCEAN CLEANUP

19-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. While diving in Greece, he became frustrated when coming across more plastic bags than fish, and wondered: “why can’t we clean this up?”

Unofficial Report London

A team of young creatives from Fabrica on a mission to capture the places, people and creativity of prominent events and festivals around the world.

Steel Tube Bending

Today, robots can shape pipes however one wishes—and Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner, together with Thonet and tube bending machine manufacturer BLM, has set out to explore the limits of present-day bending technology.

Wavegarden, The perfect wave in a Basque mountain valley

Wavegarden, industry leader in the design and manufacture of wave generation systems, has built a full-sized demo center in Northern Spain. This first of its kind facility will be used strictly for fine-tuning, testing and as a showroom and is not open to the public.

Firewall by Aaron Sherwood & Mike Allison

Firewall is an interactive media installation created by Aaron Sherwood in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals as well as expressively play music.

Kelvin Doe a self-taught young inventor from Sierra Leone

He explained what inspired him to create the battery: “The lights will come on once in a week, and the rest of the month, dark.”

Leica lenses manufacture

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect.

Haptic intelligentsia bringing craftsmanship into a computerised technology by Studio Homunculus

Haptic intelligentsia is a human 3D printing machine that allows the user to tactually perceive the virtual object and to directly transform it into the physical. The Method Case was with its designer,Joong Han Lee, at the Dutch Design Week and we could test the amazing feeling while moving and producing shapes with it. The user can freely move the extruding gun, which is attached to a haptic interface.

After the Bit Rush

The digital revolution, the great Bit Rush, is over. The question whether something is analogue or digital does not matter anymore. Everything we do is influenced by digital technology. Just as air and water, the property of being digital is only noticed when it is not there, not when it is there.

Cycle by Olivier Raymond

Public transportation has become part of the urban culture. Having increased in efficiency throughout the years, the service now calls for an added dimension, the extraordinary within the ordinary.Cycle™ subscribes to this new approach where travelling is increased in accessibility, efficiency, enjoyability and therefore becomes an experience for the senses.

Water calligraphy device by Nicholas Hanna

Chinese men painting characters on the ground of parks with long brushes and water. Nicholas’ version is mounted on a flat-bead tricycle which is a ubiquitous form of transportation in Beijing. Passages of Chinese characters are input to a computer which transmits them to an electrical system that actuates an array of solenoid valves. The valves release droplets of water on the ground as the tricycle moves forward, thus forming Chinese characters that slowly pool together and eventually evaporate entirely.

Roto Moulder by Studio MyFirst

Product design students Andrew Duffy, Craig Tyler and Edward Harrison have built a machine for making plastic objects, which is powered by a cordless drill. ‘myfirst roto moulder’ is a flat pack DIY rotational moulding machine created by studio myfirst. With the use of moulds and cold setting resins, hollow plastic objects can be formed on the machine time and time again.

Sun cutter project by Markus Kayser

The Sun Cutter Project explores the potential of harnessing sunlight directly to produce objects. The machine is a low-tech, low energy version of a laser cutter. It uses pure sunlight, focused by a ball lens, to repeatedly cut programmed shapes in up to 0.4mm thick plywood as well as paper and card.

Endless chair by Dirk Van der Kooij

The Endless chair by Eindhoven based Dirk van der Kooij is more manufacturing method than furniture design. The chair is the outcome of creating a new robot that prints objects using one long strand of recycled plastic material.

The diwire bender by Pensa

The DIWire Bender is a rapid prototype machine that bends metal wire to produce 2D or 3D shapes.Wire unwinds from a spool, passes through a series of wheels that straighten it, and then feeds through the bending head, which moves around in 3 dimensions to create the desired bends and curves. Vector files (e.g., Adobe Illustrator files), text files of commands (e.g., feed 50 mm, bend 90° to right…) provide DIWire’s instructions.It’s essentially a 3D printer that describes lines, instead of volumes, in space, and it could be used for anything from prototypes to customized products.

Valse automatique by Hermann August Weizenegger

“The old Orpheus played his Lyre so beautifully, that he did not only delight the ancient gods, but also made stones melt away. He would have found great joy in a collaboration of a designer and a musician together with craftsmen, sound engineers and interface designers, bringing their talents together to create a synesthetic as well as synergetic happening.”

R2B2 a kitchen machine by Christoph Thetard

Kitchen machines with an alternative drive concept. R2B2 is the result of a project to reduce private electric waste production. There are three different kitchen appliances, which are powered by rotating a flywheel with muscular strength. Electricity is not necessary anymore. Wide user studies showed, that a kitchen machine, a coffee grinder and a hand blender are the most needed driven appliances. They all can be placed in the container. A lot of other features are possible to power. All products and pieces are designed by including user studies under the topics long life, high functionality, easy cleaning, easy demounting and high quality look.

ShapeShift, architectural materialization – CAAD and EAP

ShapeShift is an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization. This project explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale.

Wheel printer notebook cover by Postalco

Postalco is a stationery and leather goods company based in Tokyo and owned by Mike Abelson and Yuri Abelson. Based in Tokyo since 2001, they strength to produce finely crafted products that nowadays have garnered them praise and devoted fans not just in Japan but also around the world. All of Postalco’s products are born out of observing people’s daily lives. Thus, the printed wheel cover inspiration comes from seeing the tracks of the tires of the bicycle through a puddle, spinning the wheel with ink on paper can be a variety of stripes.

Drawing Apparatus by Robert Howsare

Design is a task that takes place surrounded by many other factors. In most cases the designer tries to take care of every detail so nothing can spoil the final result. On this basis, Robert Howsare plays with the arbitrary factor to create an exquisite collection of posters.

Senseless drawing bot by So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi

This is a self-generated drawing machine that using chaotic movement of double pendulum and drawing abstract line dynamically in realtime. The modified electric skateboard with double pendulum detecting the direction of the movement of pendulum by rotary encoder on the fulcrum of it and amplify the wobble by moving right and left.


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