Self-folding printable structures

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Published on September 13, 2017
Uploaded By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A team of researchers from MIT and Umass Amherst have designed 3-D printed structures that can fold themselves up without any outside stimulus, and the folding begins the instant it is peeled off the printing platform. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2017/peel-and-go-printable-structures-fold-themselves-0913)

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Video produced and edited by: Melanie Gonick
Lab demo footage: Subramanian Sundaram/Thomas Buehler/CSAIL