2326 May 2024
My program
2326 May 2024
My program

Workshop

4D printed Textiles Workshop

4D printing workshop sample Amelia Henry

Workshop: 4D printed Textiles

3D printing has already begun to revolutionize the world of architecture, forcing a consideration of the use of materials in architecture and their relationship with emerging technologies. 4D printing on textiles, though a relatively new use of 3D printing technology, presents great potential and insight into the architectural materials and processes of the future. 4D printing textiles is the process by which plastic is 3D printed onto a stretched textile that is later released, resulting in a 3D structural warping. By manipulating factors such as material, line thickness, and geometry, the warping can be controlled to create a wide array of applications; from deployable architectural structures and shelters for extreme environments, to softer textural interior architectural elements such as space dividers.

In this hands-on workshop led by architect Amelia Henry, participants will design and create their own 4D printed textile samples. The workshop will go through how to create 2D designs in Rhino3D, prepare them for the 3D printer, and ultimately print them out onto stretched textiles. 
 

The workshop is open to those 16 years and older. No prior experience necessary, all materials provided, but a laptop and mouse are required. 

Spots are limited. To register, email ameliaveyhenry@gmail.com to reserve your place. 

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