The curve of 3D printing: Austrian researchers pioneering self-actuating objects

The curve of 3D printing: Austrian researchers pioneering self-actuating objects

A group of Austrian computer scientists associated with of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST) are pioneering the development of self-actuating free-form objects: flat 2D templates that, upon release, transform themselves into a 3D version. Aptly dubbed “CurveUps,” the innovation was created by Ruslan Guseinov, Eder Miguel, and Bernd Bickel, and builds on the growing research trend of self-actuating objects. These flat materials transform themselves through material forces, of their own volition, into a desired 3D object. Up until now, the range of self-actuating objects was bound to versions with sharp edges and limited curvature. Transformation methods […]

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