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dc.contributor.advisorNeri Oxman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Elizabeth Yinlingen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-24T18:37:18Z
dc.date.available2014-11-24T18:37:18Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/91821
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, September 2013.en_US
dc.description"September 2013." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 69-76).en_US
dc.description.abstractInherent across all scales in Nature's material systems are multiple design dimensions, the existences of which are products of both evolution and environment. In human manufacturing where design must be preconceived and deliberate, static artifacts with no variation of function across directions, distances or time fail to capture many of these dimensions. Inspired by Nature's ability to generate complex structures and responses to external constraints through adaptation, "4D printing" addresses additive fabrication of artifacts with one or more additional design dimension, such as material variation over distance or direction and response or adaptation over time. This work presents and evaluates a series of enabling explorations into the material, time and information dimensions of additive manufacturing: a variable elasticity rapid prototyping platform and an approach towards Digital Anisotropy, a variable impedance prosthetic socket (VTS) as a case study of interfaces between nature and manufacture, CNSilk as an example of on-demand material generation in freeform tensile fabrication, and Material DNA as an exploration into embedded spatio-temporal content variation.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Elizabeth Yinling Tsai.en_US
dc.format.extent76 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.title4D printing : towards biomimetic additive manufacturingen_US
dc.title.alternativeFour dimensional printing : towards biomimetic additive manufacturingen_US
dc.title.alternativeTowards biomimetic additive manufacturingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc894224437en_US


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