Kinematics - 4D design

November 27, 2013 - Comments - 0 comments

Here's a way to take 3D prints to a whole new level of interesting creations.

Kinematics will take an object and decimate that into linked elements that folds down into a more compact structure.  The structure can be 3D printed, then exapnded at a later time (hence the 4D) to the final shape.  

The flexible nature of the linked elements make it ideal for non-rigid items.  Fashion is one of the more obvious uses, as can be seen in the picture below.  Neat!

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