Chairs

Wood ink printed as a flat rectangle is programmed to form a complex shape (such as a helix, pictured) after drying and solidifying

The end of IKEA instructions? 3D-printed wood can morph into chairs

Tables and chairs that self-assemble from 3D-printed wood could spell an end to the nightmare of trying to assemble flat-pack furniture. Scientists in Israel have created a printable ‘wood ink’ that can be programmed to morph into complex shapes as it dries, like domes, helices and even Pringle shapes. The experts have so far printed …

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