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3D Printing: Fact vs. Fiction
3D printing (a.k.a., additive manufacturing) has lately been a hot theme in engineering and manufacturing, and it's still in its infancy. I've attended several

3d materials  The recent advancements in 3D printing technology have even sparked the novel concept of 4D printing , with the fourth axis being time (and perhaps a different material on top of the original).   The concept of self-assembling materials by Skylar Tibbits (in collaboration with MIT ) was presented at Autodesk University 2013 , and I am still trying to wrap my head around it (see the TED Talk ). The big idea is to create objects that can change after they are printed, making them self-adapting, for

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