Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

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 […]

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 […]

3D Systems completes first ever UNESCO restoration with roarsome 3D printed dragons

The Great Pagoda at Kew, on the outskirts of London in the UK, is now alive with seventy-two 3D printed dragons. In the original project for the Royal Botanic Gardens, 3D Systems has applied large-scale selective laser sintering (SLS) technology to help restore the 256 year-old building back to its former glory. Now, for the […]

VIDEO: Using 3D printing to create stop motion animation with EnvisionTEC and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

EnvisionTEC has released a video showing how 3D printing is used to create stop motion animation at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. “SuperMansion” is brought to life using an EnvisionTEC  Perfactory 4 DSP XL 3D printer. 3D Printing for Animation | Stoopid Buddy Stoodios from EnvisionTEC on Vimeo. “We have 3D printed a large majority of the […]

Cintec uses 3D printing to restore Trinidad and Tobago’s historic landmark, the Red House

Cintec, an international structural engineering firm based in Wales, has helped in the restoration of the historical Government building in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Red House. This project, undertaken by Cintec’s North American branch, has utilized additive manufacturing for the first time within sacrificial structures and claims to have the longest reinforcement […]