The maker movement is nigh, bringing with it an interesting tension between hands-on craft techniques and tech-heavy production. RCA-graduate David Steiner decided to put aside the 3D printer and step out of the studio to see what he could make using gadgets found in his own home—from a hand-mixer to the microwave
3D printed chess set created on an Objet500 Connex multi-material 3D Printer in a combination of transparent (VeroClear), rigid white (VeroWhitePlus) and rigid black (VeroBlackPlus) materials A short while ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Fathom , a remarkable product development house and Stratasys reseller based in Oakland California. Its state-of-the-art studio and workshop are situated right on the San Francisco Bay, just meters from the water in the very trendy Jack London Square. Participants in the Digital ABS workshop – note the 3D printed skateboard on the table! I was officially at Fathom to help kick-off a workshop for some of its leading product design customers.
3D printing color figures of yourself is threatening to become a trend—in Japan last year designers PARTY opened a temporary 3D printing photo booth in a Tokyo gallery where people could turn up, get scanned, and walk away with a mini-figurine of themselves. And now, following on from that, comes Twinkind who are offering a similar service, but these guys are based in Germany
3D printers are all about layers. Extruders pour plastic layer after layer until an object is complete. A new type of 3D printer out of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has completely rethought that process.
We’ve just reviewed a report on film studio Weta’s use of 3D printing technology. Weta is the studio responsible for the upcoming movie, “The Hobbit”, as well as the massively successful Lord of the Rings series.
If your household is like mine, the dining room table becomes a costume studio in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Half the fun of dressing up is making something that never existed before (or an impressive rendering of a Hollywood favorite), and 3D printing pushes the limits.
Last friday we had the honour to meet 10 designers to test the software of Digital Forming . Probably you already know some of them (Bernat from Cunicode , Michiel Cornelissen , Studio Mango and Elleke van Gorsel from Studio-ePosh ), but we were happy to meet new designers as well! Digital forming…say what?
Particule 14 and Sculpteo have chosen to explore together the potential for diversity of 3D printing technology. This collaboration resulted in nine exclusive designs entirely conceived with 3D printing and presented at Materials Matters 2 at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan