Additive Manufacturing

What is 4D Printing?

What is 4D Printing?

Producing structures that can transform in a pre-programmed way in response to a stimulus or “4D printing”.

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Prosumption Architecture: The Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as an Economic Imperative

Prosumption Architecture: The Decentralisation of Architectural Agency as an Economic Imperative

The line between the consumers and producers of commercial objects is increasingly becoming blurred in the 21st century. As an economic imperative for consumer participation is quickly emerging, more than ever before businesses are turning to consumers to guide their creative decisions. Crucially this could begin to have a significant impact on the way that cities and their commercial architecture...

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Additive manufacturing as global redesigning of politics

Additive manufacturing as global redesigning of politics

3D printers (ie, three-dimensional, since they work by adding layers of material one on top of the other) are beginning to generate a lot of comments. They suggest potentially important changes in the way of making a range of everyday objects. But this is not the only possibility. Certainly, there are technical and economic implications, but beyond this, there could also be more structural and far...

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PayPal Galactic Launches

PayPal Galactic Launches

It was with a certain amount of disappointment that I originally learned the details of the plans that were announced earlier today for PayPal Galactic.

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Global Village Construction Kit

Global Village Construction Kit

The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

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