4D printing of active structures with spatially variable materials
The image shows a multi-material 3D printed T-Rex when activated inside a hot water bath and actively deforming into its target shape.
The image illustrates the design, simulation, and fabrication process using multi-material 3D printing technology. Principle stress streamlines, indicated in back, provides both expressive quality and structural reinforcement to the final design.
Structural Patterns: Computational framework for design oriented functionally graded material design
The stainless steel AIRTable, a design collaboration by SUTD AIRLab and DManD Centre
AIRTable proposes a daring expression for the familiar table type and, as an illustration of an adaptable furniture system, it unlocks the possibility of other furniture designs based on the same system.
The execution of this ambitious concept required a meticulous structural design and its concealed connection details to achieve a simple and elegant appearance with high performance.