ShrinCage: 4D Printing Accessories that Self-Adapt


3D printing technology makes Do-It-Yourself and reforming everyday objects a reality. However, designing and fabricating attachments that can seamlessly adapt existing objects to extended functionality is a laborious process, which requires accurate measuring, modeling, manufacturing, and assembly. This paper presents ShrinCage, a 4D printing system that allows novices to easily create shrinkable adaptations to fit and fasten existing objects. Specifically, the design tool presented in this work aid in the design of attachment that adapts to irregular morphologies, which accommodates the variations in measurements and fabrication, subsequently simplifying the modeling and assembly processes. We further conduct mechanical tests and user studies to evaluate the availability and feasibility of this method. Numerous application examples created by ShrinCage prove that it can be adopted by aesthetic modification, assistive technology, repair, upcycling, and augmented 3D printing.

Lingyun Sun
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Yue Yang
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Yu Chen
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Jiaji Li
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Danli Luo
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Haolin Liu
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Lining Yao
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Ye Tao
Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou, China
Guanyun Wang
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China




会議: CHI 2021

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (

セッション: Design Tools / Machine Learning / Fabrication / Visual Artifacts in Design and Ideation

[A] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-11 17:00:00~2021-05-11 19:00:00 / [B] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-12 01:00:00~2021-05-12 03:00:00 / [C] Paper Room 04, 2021-05-12 09:00:00~2021-05-12 11:00:00
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