4D Printing, developed as a collaboration between the Self-Assembly Lab, Stratasys and Autodesk, is a new process for printing customizable smart materials. 4D Printing entails multi-material prints utilizing the Stratasys Connex printer with the added capability of shape-transformation from one state to another, directly off the print-bed.
I think if we can use 4D printing then we can print furnitures and it can change shapes as well, a sofa can turn into a bed the possibility is endless, check it out.
We met Skylar Tibbits in 2013, a few weeks before some of his work at MIT was introduced by the press as 4D printing. It made waves because 3D was already an over-hyped flavour of the day. In this so-called 4D printing, there is no evidence of the “first 3d” ever happening. The 4th dimension refers to essentially as stimulated reconstitution of an existing object 3D object. Several furniture companies can already turn sofas into beds and vice-versa via simple electro-mechanical devices, especially for use in extremely compact homes.