The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic 3D Printing Podium and our re-use program as acoustic metamaterials

Hiroya Tanaka

We designed and created the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic 3D Printing Podium using recycled materials. Also, we are supporting its re-use program as acoustic metamaterials. In this presentation, we introduce our design and fabrication processes, and new ideas of re-cycle and re-use including metamaterial concepts.

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4D Printing for Smart Cities – Duo presentation by Hiroya Tanaka & Hitomi Kuboki, Keio University SFC

Hiroya Tanaka

Hiroya Tanaka and Hitomi Kuboki from Keio University SFC will speak at the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

We believe one of biggest application fields of 4D Printing is “Smart City”. We will introduce our novel design of “transformable car” and “environmental facade”, and explain updates of our original hardware (multi-head big 3d printer with super soft materials) and software (g-code editing). Continue reading “4D Printing for Smart Cities – Duo presentation by Hiroya Tanaka & Hitomi Kuboki, Keio University SFC”

4D Printing for new Building Façades Design – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Keio University SFC

Hiroya Tanaka

4D Printing for new Building Façades Design – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Keio University SFC at the 3rd edition of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 18 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

Wikipedia says that “4D printing” adds the dimension of transformation over time. The printed product reacts with parameters within the environment (humidity, temperature, etc.,) and changes its form accordingly. We think one of killer applications of 4D Printing is Building Façades Design. I will talk about new architectural facades design, which is realized by our original software “Fabrix” and original ‘vertical’ 3D(4D) Printer.

About Hiroya Tanaka
B.A in Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University (1998). M.A in Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Universty (2000), Ph.D in Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2003), Lecturer at Keio University (2005), Assitant Professor (2008), Visiting Scholar of MIT School of Architecture (2010).

About Keio University SFC 
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New Origami (Foldable) Designs by Shape Memory Polymer Filament – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC

Hiroya Tanaka

New Origami (Foldable) Designs by Shape Memory Polymer Filament – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC at the 2nd edition 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 1 February 2017 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. Continue reading “New Origami (Foldable) Designs by Shape Memory Polymer Filament – Presented by Hiroya Tanaka, Social Fabrication Laboratory, Keio University SFC”