Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 22/2/2017 [4-D printing]

4-D printing is additive manufacturing that prints objects capable of transformation and perhaps even self-assembly.

When a complex item is created using 3-D printing, the item is printed in parts that must be assembled. The purpose of 4-D printing is to reduce the total time needed to create a finished product by printing with materials that are capable of changing form or self-assembling with minimal human interaction. The “D” in 4-D printing stands for time — more specifically, time saved. Continue reading

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Small Plastic Birds protecting Huge Metal Ones > Flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe — TechCrunch

Remember that plane that landed in the Hudson? The whole saga started with a bird strike. Birds at airports can be a terrifying ordeal, so you’d be unsurprised to hear that airports pay a pretty penny to keep the area around an airport clear. Clear Flight Solutions’ Robird is a drone that flaps its wings…

via This flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe — TechCrunch