Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

Shirley Tse exhibits 3D printed artwork at the Venice Biennale

Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based artist Shirley Tse has revealed an art exhibition featuring 3D printed parts at the 2019 Venice Biennale international art fair. Called Stakeholders the exhibition is Tse’s collaboration with the M+ museum of visual culture, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The artwork has taken up residence in the Hong Kong Pavilion. […]

The New Raw gives the ocean’s plastic “a second life” through 3D printing

In the pursuit of a solution to the challenges of global climate change, manufacturing is being held accountable. Many companies now run environmental initiatives, and 3D printing is often deemed a more “eco-friendly” alternative for production. In many instances, the method generates less waste than traditional processes and some materials, like PLA, are derived from […]

3D printing turns heavy metal: rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen fails to break Sandvik’s smash-proof 3D printed guitar

From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain – the guitar smash is a signature move shared by many rock legends. But what, if anything, does it have to do with additive manufacturing? In an unusual case study, Swedish engineering group Sandvik has identified these destructive rock’n’roll moments as an opportunity to demonstrate its advanced production techniques. […]

3D printing turns heavy metal: rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen fails to break Sandvik’s smash-proof 3D printed guitar

From Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain – the guitar smash is a signature move shared by many rock legends. But what, if anything, does it have to do with additive manufacturing? In an unusual case study, Swedish engineering group Sandvik has identified these destructive rock’n’roll moments as an opportunity to demonstrate its advanced production techniques. […]

“The Pigment of Life” – Mediated Matter Group highlights biodiversity in 3D printed Totems

Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group at MIT have designed a 3D printed installation promoting biodiversity. Made for the ‘Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival’ exhibition at the XXII Triennale di Milano in Milan Totems aims to explore how melanin can be generated on demand. The installation forms part of the grander goal of the project […]

ACCIONA and the National Archaeological Museum of Spain highlight history with 3D printed arch

The garden of Spain’s National Archaeological Museum (MAN) in Madrid is now home to a 2.2 m tall archway. A replica of the San Pedro de las Dueñas Arch, already a part of the museum’s collection, this monument was made to help to demonstrate the potential of emerging technologies and their role in historic preservation. The […]

Andrea Salvatori and WASP create 3D printed ikebana vases

Andrea Salvatori, an Italian artist and sculptor, has used the DeltaWASP 40100 Clay 3D printer from WASP, to produce various 3D printed ikebana vases. Ikebana is the Japanese art form of flower arrangement which demonstrates refinement by its practitioner. Salvatori has taken inspiration from this disciplined practice to depict the innate conflict between human creation and machine. In […]

Mediated Matter Group presents 3D printed Aguahoja: “where the grown and the made unite”

Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group at MIT have unveiled a new 3D printing project. In Aguahoja, 3D printed lattices have been “shaped by water” to form large, sculptural chrysalides. Made from cellulose, chitosan and pectin, the pavilions are designed to demonstrate the possibilities of alternative, recyclable construction materials. They also exist as a statement about […]

Cytosurge 3D prints micro-Michelangelo’s David

Swiss micro 3D printing company Cytosurge has recreated Michelangelo’s David at a scale comparable to the width of just seven human hairs. Measuring approximately 200 x 200 x 700 µm (L x W x H), this micro masterpiece is actually the largest object the company has ever 3D printed. It was made to test the abilities of […]

TUM undergoes testing of 3D printed façade for Munich’s Deutsches Museum

Associate Professor Moritz Mungenast from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and David Wolfertstetter Architektur (DWA), a German Architectural firm, are collaborating to design a 3D printed façade for the entrance of the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Made from transparent plastic the 3D printed low-tech building façade is a result of the Mungenast team’s “Fluid Morphology” […]