Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

Preview: the 3D printed creepy crawlies of Prototyping in Tokyo, Japan House London

This week 3D Printing Industry was invited to Kensington High Street, one of the most affluent retail locations in London, for an exhibition preview featuring the cutting edge of additive manufacturing and robotics. Located in Japan House, a cultural centre, restaurant and store celebrating the best of the East Asian nation’s design, Prototyping in Tokyo showcases the […]

UCLA reconstructs lost Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing

An archeology team at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have reconstructed the ruins of Tiwanaku (AD 500-950), a Unesco World Heritage Site in Bolivia, using 3D modeling and 3D printing. The Tiwanaku is a Pre-Columbian (before the arrival of the Europeans) site that covers an approximate area of four km/sq around the Lake Titicaca. […]

MIT uses AI and 3D printing to reproduce classic art works

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts, have made a system to reproduce paintings with the help of 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). RePaint, the reproductions tool made by the CSAIL team reproduces accurate colors even in differing light conditions. Changil Kim, a postdoctoral fellow and part of the project […]

Materialise unveils the 3D printed mammoth at the Lier Museum

Materialise, a Belgian software and 3D printer maker, has unveiled its mammoth project in the city of Lier, Belgium. Earlier this year, the company was hired to 3D print a replica of Lier mammoth. The project is now complete, and the 3D printed mammoth can now be visited at the Stadsmuseum Lier. Gertjan Brienen, Project […]

Zhejiang University’s largest movable 3D printed grotto depicts origins of Chinese Buddhist art

Conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute and Zhejiang University (ZJU) have created movable replicas of its 3D printed ancient Buddhist statues. The Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO world heritage site located west of Beijing near the city of Datong, contains over 50,000 statues, carved into golden sandstone cliffs and displays the origins of Chinese Buddhist […]

Student designs interactive 4D printed plants

Nicole Hone, an industrial design Master’s student at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, has designed several 4D printed interactive plants. The plants react to physical stimulus either contracting or blossoming depending on the situtation. In addition to the 3D printing process used to make the plants, time is thefourth dimension here. The artist calls […]

WATCH: MIT 3D printed inflatables illuminate Patrick Parrish Gallery

In the current Liquid to Air: Pneumatic Objects exhibit at Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, 3D printed inflatables create a striking set of hanging lamps, wall lights, vases and household objects. Made by Swiss designer Christophe Guberan in collaboration with the Self-Assembly Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), these products are a showcase of the group’s Rapid Liquid Printing technique that […]

A Mammoth-sized project: Materialise reconstruct first mammoth skeleton with SLA 3D printing

Materialise, the Belgium 3D printing solutions provider, is tackling its largest SLA project to date by creating a life-size replica of the first mammoth skeleton ever displayed in Western Europe. The skeleton is composed of 320 bones which have been scanned and digitally reconstructed. Now, Materialise will enter the fabrication process using its appropriately-named Mammoth […]

VIDEO: Branch Technology boasts world’s largest 3D printed structure

As anyone with a passing interest in science and technology will have noted, deviations on phrases such as world first or world’s largest are still a popular headlining grabbing trick. In the past, 3D Printing Industry has observed that projects combining 3D printing and construction are particularly prone to taking a ride on the hype-slide. Although […]

Q&A 3D printing and robotic construction with Alexandre Dubor, IAAC

Alexandre Dubor is an architect and researcher combining new technologies in an attempt to improve how we build and live in our cities. He holds a Masters degree in Architecture & Engineering from EAVT & ENPC in France, and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Spain, with […]