It wouldn’t be outrageous to say that every kid has dreams of changing the world at some point in their life. What a glorious day for them to imagine when they would impact the world and improve the quality of lives all around the world. But how many actually end up trying to do that? Not too many it seems. One could suggest complacency to be reason for many cases.

Complacency is usually described as a feeling of self-satisfaction and security while being unaware of potential dangers or defects. For our means, we’ll look at complacency specifically as a feeling…

ICON’s 3D Printed House In Texas

This 350 square feet 3D printed house, known as the Chicon House, was the first, permitted 3D printed building in the United States of America, and maybe in the whole world. The Chicon House was 3D printed by ICON, a Texas-based construction technology company developing 3D printing technologies for homebuilding and construction through their partnership with New Story, a housing non-profit working towards the global housing crisis. ICON used its Vulcan I printer for building Chicon House, with a print cost of $10,000. Chicon House wasn’t entirely 3D printed, lacking a 3D printed roof and the appliances/decorations. …

As the race to 3D print houses at large scales continues to gain momentum, companies come up with unique ways to stay ahead of the game.

The What

As evident by the name, factory-built houses are housing structures fabricated in factories which are later shipped to site.

Mighty Buildings is a construction technology company based in Oakland, California who has been working to deliver factory-built homes for customers. …

We live in the age of portable computers, appliances and objects that we can transform within no time. But we usually can’t do much more than folding them to save some space. What if simple things could transform on their own to become useful items and shift back? Like a sheet that turns into a shoe and becomes a sheet again?

Introduction To Programmable Materials

The world of programmable materials is in which the chemical and physical properties of materials are utilized so they become more sensitive responding to energy. …

We are at the stage of 3D printing organs and skin tissues, hopefully creating a habitat on Mars, redesigning plane structures, and printing customized meals to consume!

All of these industries are now able to skyrocket into whole new galaxies thanks to 3D printing, but what about construction?

Let’s start by looking at where conventional construction stands.

Conventional Construction

The construction industry accounts for 40% of global energy consumption, 28% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 12% of global potable water usage, and 40% of developed countries’ solid waste generation! …

I am sure there might have been that one object in your imagination that you really wanted as a kid, but you knew you wouldn’t find it in a store. There was just no possible way that your imagination-invented object could exist in the real world. Time to change that.

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With the limitless capabilities of 3D printing, the coolest object floating around your imagination can become a reality.

What is 3D Printing?

3D Printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing, is printing 3D objects from scratch, layer by layer. A model is designed using a CAD(Computer-Aided Design) software and saved in a file format which…

Photo by Norbert Kundrak on Unsplash

Have you ever had a life-changing moment? How about a life-changing year? At age 16, spending my summer like an average teenager, something amazing happened to me. The wheels of fortune moved perfectly like clockwork and I became a part of The Knowledge Society. TKS is a world-class program training young individuals like me to impact billions. All that’s required? Ambition and curiosity.

What is TKS all about?

TKS is a program unlike any other. Designed to take students beyond society’s norms, it transforms participants in terms of how they think, act, and do. …

Ammar Abbas

Innovator at The Knowledge Society

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