Digital Molds – Looking beyond 3D printing: Benjamin Peters
“A digitally controlled, re-configurable mold is a device often seen in science fiction. Like the common pin art toy, a digital mold is made up of a dense array of parallel, moving pins and can quickly generate any desired surface shape. Realizing the potential benefits such a device could have for manufacturing and prototyping, Ben has developed technology that makes a low cost, high resolution, digital mold a reality.
Benjamin Peters is a PhD candidate in MIT’s Mechanical Engineering department focused on developing new digital fabrication technologies to enable low cost, scalable manufacturing.
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