22 January 2015

Programmable Wood

Traditional wood-bending techniques require complex steaming equipment, labour-intensive forming processes, and a high degree of expertise. In addition, the natural pattern of wood grain and its physical properties make it difficult to curve into complex shapes. Novel printing and composite material technologies can now overcome prior limitations of wood forming. Flat sheets of custom printed wood composite can be designed to self-transform in controlled and unique ways.

Via Self Assembly Lab