Entries by Gil Akos

Programming the 4th Dimension

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientist Skylar Tibbits is spearheading a new technique: the 3D printing of responsive objects that adapt to their surroundings–aka 4D printing.  Not only can objects be printed, but thanks to geometric code, they can also change shape and transform on their own.  Yes, you read that right. Everything from sneakers to […]

Zahner’s New Software Aids in Facade Design

Facade fabricator Zahner has launched a new software tool to assist with design and fabrication.  Called CloudWall, the software is a web based program that provides a user interface to design and fabricate curving metal facades (like that of the Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City).  Users can upload their own images and manipulate the design of a custom […]