Category Archives: Art & Sculpture

3D printed art on display in Google and Joris Laarman exhibitions

This week sees two pertinent exhibitions involving digital design, cultural heritage and 3D printing open to the public. In Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum, 10 3D printed ceramic vases bearing the name of 10 culturally significant objects or concepts have gone on permanent display to visitors. This experimental exhibit, entitled Future Relics, was organized by CSMVS, Google […]

Large-scale 3D printed sculptures to debut at York Mediale, a new digital art festival

As part of the York Mediale festival 2018, British-Colombian artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez will exhibit a new series of large-scale 3D printed sculptures examining the future of manufacturing, digital fabrication and the creative potential of 3D printing. Plummer-Fernandez has designed his pieces using a mixture of scripted algorithms and 3D software. They will be manufactured by […]

Dippy the dinosaur heads into 21st Century with 3D printing and scanning

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London’s Diplodocus carnegii model is touring the UK, and it will be accompanied by two 3D printed replicas of its skull. The two 3D printed resin models of Dippy, as the dinosaur is affectionately known, were 3D printed by Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE), a rapid prototyping service bureau based […]

3D printed replicas of 1500 year old Buddhist statues open to public

3D printed reproductions of three ancient Buddhist statues have been put on display to the public in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Replicas of the three statues from the Yungang Grottoes, measuring six, ten and six meters respectively, were scanned and 3D printed by conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute, Qingdao Publishing Group and […]

Dubai combats ISIS destruction with 3D printed artefact reconstructions at UN HQ

When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wreaked havoc across regions of Syria and Iraq, they also destroyed countless Assyrian, Greek and Roman artefacts in museums and on site. In an effort to preserve the cultural heritage and archaeological sites of the region, institutes such as the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) are 3D […]

Stratasys sponsors homage to LAIKA studios and 3D printing in animation

3D printing is currently one of animation’s unsung heroes. Stratasys is now shining a spotlight on the technology by sponsoring an exhibition highlighting the role of the technology in LAIKA studios’ stop-motion animation films. The exhibition, at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, is a retrospective of LAIKA studios use of 3D printing in their […]

Branching out into Bronze: L+S’s 3D printed sculptures

Norwegian artistic duo “L+S” has created a bronze sculpture of a tree using SLA 3D printing as part of the workflow. The duo, consisting of Lutz-Rainer Müller and Stian Ådlandsvik, was commissioned to create the four-meter sculpture by Ullertunet, a dementia nursing home in Oslo. The bronze tree was created using a variation upon the […]

No, the British Museum did not just publish the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone

In July 2017, the British Museum in London published a 3D model of the famed Rosetta Stone on Sketchfab. From there it was picked up by a number of sites claiming it to be “first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online.” But, as the 3D printing community knows, that is not the case. A […]