3D printed records push the limits of what is currently possible given the precision of digital fabrication tools available to consumers today. These records were generated algorithmically from digital audio data and printed on a UV-cured resin 3D printer to micron precision. Though the audio quality is low, the records are meant to be a demonstration of the current state of the technology and encourage discussion about the broader implications that 3D printing has for the future of personal fabrication.
The 'BUBBLE' is a series of vase designs resembling bubble shapes. The vases are made from 3D printing using an environmentally friendly plastic. In addition, they have created an unique atmosphere by pointing the center of the vase with oriental green paint. The difference with other vases is that the product decomposes spontaneously when the product reaches its end of life.
The pebble garden machine is an additive manufacturing process developed for dry landscape design. It deploys coarse randomized aggregates, using epoxy resin as a binder and is assembled by an industrial robot into three-dimensional structures. It is perhaps the first application of 3D printing for dry landscape design and fabrication, creating counterintuitive geometric features such as tapering walls, cantilevering edges and low spanning arches. Overall artefacts have natural, man-made and machine aspects that are beautiful and breathtaking, capable to be produced at a fast rate.
Facets is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures, a contemporary interpretation of memorial sculptures of the Monumental Cemetery in Genova, Italy. The work explores the tension and equilibrium between form and matter. Using figurative representation and geometric abstraction, Facets is based on previous Topology studies of the sculptures. While referencing emotionally evocative memorial sculpture, the focus of this series shifts from pure figurative representation to the articulation of matter itself.
The sculptural design aims to preserve diminishing craftsmanship of traditional bird cage making with a contemporary improvisation. It resemble the collective memory of aged people for relieving Alzheimer's Disease. The design brings a bold propaganda of attention to the cultural heritage as well as awareness to elderly through the seamless assimilation between modern technology and traditional craftsmanship. This retrofit resin 3D printed birdcage aims to relieve Alzheimer's Disease progression via triggering social mingling and story telling by elderly in aged homes.
Project EGG is the largest community 3D printed object to date. Hundreds of people form all around the world 3D printed a stone, together forming this unique pavilion. Every 'stone' is unique and different. in return everyone that collaborated in this way got their name in the stone. An object like EGG would have never been made 'the old way'. The building itself is constructed with 4760 stones that are all different. Not one is the same as the other.
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