Innovation in 3-D Printing

Skylar Tibbits, MIT Self-Assembly Lab

3D printing technologies are evolving quickly, presenting one of the fastest growing fields for entrepreneurs. Skylar Tibbits, Director of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab, shares an update from the lab on breakthrough printing technologies, and how the commercialization of these new materials and methods are poised to bring change to industries across the globe.

Skylar Tibbits, Director, MIT Self-Assembly Lab

Skylar Tibbits is the director of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, housed at the International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products, and construction processes. Tibbits is also the editor in chief of the 3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Journal and the founder of SJET LLC, a small multidisciplinary design practice. He is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at MIT, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios, and he co-teaches "How to Make (Almost) Anything," a seminar at MIT's Media Lab. He has a professional degree in architecture from Philadelphia University, and he received master's degrees in design computation and computer science from MIT.

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