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Metamaterials create mechanisms from a single piece of plastic

Metamaterials create mechanisms from a single piece of plastic

As shown in this video, a door latch and a pair of pliers are among the mechanisms created without screws, bolts or other fixings...
3D-printed structural components will lead to new building shapes

3D-printed structural components will lead to new building shapes

Salomé Galjaard of engineering firm Arup says 3D-printed building components will result in more efficient and diverse architectural forms.Salome Galjaard, senior designer at Arup....
"Print on demand has completely changed the way we think about books"

"Print on demand has completely changed the way we think about books"

See more architecture and design movies at dezeen.com/moviesIn this movie made as part of our print-on-demand project, Blurb founder and CEO Eileen Gittins explains...
ETH Zurich team casts concrete bones for SkelETHon canoe

ETH Zurich team casts concrete bones for SkelETHon canoe

A research team from ETH Zurich used 3D-printed moulds to make the skeletal framework for this all-concrete boat, which won first prize for design...
Anouk Wipprecht integrates parking sensors into 3D-printed fashion collection

Anouk Wipprecht integrates parking sensors into 3D-printed fashion collection

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht tells us about the digital tools she used to create a collection of interactive 3D-printed dresses for Audi, which incorporate...
MIT researchers use bitmap technology to create 3D-printed hair

MIT researchers use bitmap technology to create 3D-printed hair

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method for 3D printing artificial hair, allowing them to print everything from paintbrushes to...
MIT's 3D-printed inflatables could shape the interiors of the car of future

MIT's 3D-printed inflatables could shape the interiors of the car of future

Car interiors could morph into different configurations at the flick of a switch, using 3D-printed inflatable structures developed by researchers at the MIT.The Self-Assembly Lab at Massachusetts...
Controllable Third Thumb lets wearers extend their natural abilities

Controllable Third Thumb lets wearers extend their natural abilities

For her graduate work at the Royal College of Art, Dani Clode created a wearable third thumb that can help its user carry more...
"I started my company with a completely bogus business plan" – Janne Kyttanen

"I started my company with a completely bogus business plan" – Janne Kyttanen

See more design movies on Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/features/movies/In our second movie focussing on the cutting-edge world of 3D printing, Freedom of Creation co-founder Janne Kyttanen...
3D-printing with living organisms "could transform the food industry"

3D-printing with living organisms "could transform the food industry"

Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld has developed a concept for "healthy and sustainable" 3D-printed snacks that sprout plants and mushrooms for flavour.Rutzerveld's Edible Growth project...