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4D textile printing workshop



In this hands-on workshop lead by LTH Master thesis student Amelia Henry, participants will design and create their own 4D printed textile samples. The workshop will go through how to create 2D designs in Rhino3D, prepare them for the 3D printer, and ultimately print them out onto stretched textiles.


3D printing has already begun to revolutionize the world of architecture, forcing a consideration of the use of materials in architecture and their relationship with emerging technologies. 4D printing on textiles, though a relatively new use of 3D printing technology, presents great potential and insight into the architectural materials and processes of the future.


4D printing textiles is the process by which plastic is 3D printed onto a stretched textile that is later released, resulting in a 3D structural warping. By manipulating factors such as material, line thickness, and geometry, the warping can be controlled to create a wide array of applications; from deployable architectural structures and shelters that work well in extreme environments, to softer textural interior architectural elements such as space dividers.


The workshop is limited to 8 participants, so apply today.



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