Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

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” […]

Art, science and 3D printing at the SPARE PARTS: Rethinking Human Repair exhibition

This week 3D Printing Industry visited King’s College London (KCL) in London Bridge for the SPARE PARTS: Rethinking Human Repair exhibition. Here, art, science, and new technologies meld together to explore methods of creating body parts and that can live independently from the human anatomy. Located at KCL’s recently established Science Gallery London, the SPARE […]

ecoLogicStudio & partners showcase 3D printed in-human gardens at Centre Pompidou

ecoLogicStudio, a London-based urban architectural firm, is showcasing its 3D printed “in-human gardens” for the La Fabrique du vivant (The Fabric of the living) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The two living sculptures, “H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g” and “XenoDerma” were created in collaboration with the studio’s research partners: the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at University […]

ecoLogicStudio & partners showcase 3D printed in-human gardens at Centre Pompidou

ecoLogicStudio, a London-based urban architectural firm, is showcasing its 3D printed “in-human gardens” for the La Fabrique du vivant (The Fabric of the living) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The two living sculptures, “H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g” and “XenoDerma” were created in collaboration with the studio’s research partners: the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at University […]

INTERVIEW: an artist’s perspective on the future of 3D in museums

Alice Martin is a conceptual artist interested in the way objects are presented in museums. 3D printing, 3D scanning and CAD are some of the tools Martin currently uses to create her work, and the idea of “remixing” is thoroughly explored. “As a contemporary artist,” she explains, “I’m mainly interested in an idea, a thought, […]

Google and Stratasys collaborate to preserve cultural heritage with 3D printing

Today, established 3D printer OEM Stratasys announced that it has been collaborating with Google Arts and Culture to 3D print replicas of the world’s artifacts and historical monuments. An extension of Google’s Open Heritage 3D scanning project with CyArk the collaboration was set up to create tactile objects of the data generated in this initiative and encourage […]

3D Printing News Sliced: Rocket Lab, David Bowie, Resident Evil 2

In this week’s Sliced, our 3D printing news digest, we take a look at the latest creative application using 3D printing, including further forays into 3D printed wearables, 3D printed transport, and how the 3D printing community is experimenting with virtual reality and portable 3D printers. Also included are the latest business developments from FDM […]

V&A museum adds Scan the World to Cast Courts permanent collection

Earlier this month I attended a conference at London’s Victoria and Albert museum to celebrate the reopening of the Cast Courts. Over 3 days academics, museum directors and curators presented papers on the theme “Celebrating Reproductions: Past, Present and Future”. Jonathan Beck, founder of Cultural heritage project Scan the World, was invited to address an […]