The Asterism projects by PATHfab serve as working prototypes for adapting any number of geometries into architectural, structural or furniture systems through the use of parametric strategies.
Designed in collaboration with Layer/Benjamin Hubert and Materialise, the GO was the result of two years of research, a wheelchair designed with a 3D-printed resin seat and TPU suspension sitting upon an aluminum insert.
Well known tire manufacturer Michelin introduces an airless, 3D printed tire made from recycled biodegradable like natural rubber, bamboo, paper, tin cans, wood, and plastic, which means it can be totally recycled after its life cycle.
The ChefJet and the ChefJet Pro are the latest from 3D Systems (the company that won Best Emerging Tech award at last year’s CES for the Cubify printer.) At CES, the company unveiled two 3-D printers that use sugar and water to crystallize frosting in real time.
This Kinematics piece by Nervous System was 3d-printed using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) in 18k gold by Cooksongold in collaboration with A3DM. This piece was fully articulated straight out of the printer and did not require any assembly.
Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin of DK Design Studio designed this user-friendly 3D-printed medical cast which can revolutionize the treatment of broken bones.
Designer Libero Rutilo of DesignLibero, has created a unique way to give life back to used plastic water bottles. His idea was to create a 3D printed sculptural vase exterior, that can be placed over the top of a water bottle.
Hot Pop Factory created a collection of pieces that imitate patterns and textures found in nature, using a Makerbot Replicator to print every piece. After each piece is printed, it is put together by hand, making every single piece totally unique.
Nature and its structures are always a central theme in Lilian van Daal ’s work. In this 3D printed material exploration the sequence of Fibonacci was applied. Lilian is exploring whether this sequence can be used for the application and improvement of interior design products.
Designed by 3D print service Digits2Widgets as a means to demonstrate the possibilities of 3D printing, the “fabric” is quite flexible. So flexible it’s almost comfortable against your skin. It’s like cloth, as it droops when lifted.
Iris van Herpen designed a ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2015 in Paris, where she worked with other designers to create an edgy, 3D printed collection that explores terraforming.
Inspirational Printer Artists who use sophisticated computer software to create designs so complex that they can only be made by 3D printing.
These large-scale pavilions form an immersive entry environment to the 2016 Design Miami Exhibition. After SHoP Architects was awarded the 2016 Design Miami Visionary Award with an invitation to design the entry, the firm quickly reached out to Branch Technology
‘Triple S’ –developed in 2017– is based on traditional Thai craftsmanship to generate Surface, Structure, and Shelter in a single process; its specific artisanal form creating beautiful framework for structural purposes, easily building living spaces.
Arachne by Archi-Solution Workshop is a digital architectural endeavor to redefine an ordinary building with 3D printed components. It’s installed by the spatially intertwined lattices that hung on the building in the curtain wall mechanism.
Whorl Lamps by Andrew Kudless, Matsys design studio are composed of three interconnected layers of 3D-printed nylon. The thinness of the material allows light to transmit through it while the curved geometry adds stiffness.
Emerging Objects designed the physical representation of Berkeley—Rupp Prize for Architecture. It is a 3d object fabricated under the new paradigm of additive manufacturing to represent a new worldview about the role of architects in society.
Tokyo’s Kabuku Inc. has released a new, wood-like 3D printing material at their Rinkak Marketplace. This wood like material is made from wood chips and features a warm appearance, but requires that 3D models be built with added thickness.
William Root, a recent graduate from Pratt Institute in New York City, has developed a system to 3D print super-lightweight prosthetic legs with stealth styling. Called Exo, Root’s prosthetic concept combines his interests in aesthetics and biomechatronics.
The Picoroco Block™ by Emerging Objects is a modular 3D printed building block for wall fabrication printed from sand. Each block is 12″X12″X12″ and dimensional variability is possible using the 3D printing process.
Guinness World Records has awarded the title of “largest 3D printed structure” to VULCAN, a temporary pavilion designed by the Beijing-based Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD). Made up of 1023 printed segments, structure was 9.08 meters long.
Interior architect Michelle Wempe of Zumahoo discovered the technical capabilities of the company Concretworks and with it how to create a three-dimensional architectural panel, creating a semi-opaque divider.
Taekyeom Lee is a designer and researcher taking pottery into the future. He taught himself to build and use a 3D printer with no prior background in robotics. He used it to create 3D-printed ceramic pieces.
Cozi studio debuts with textural 3D printed focus lamps. Selective laser sintering is an additive 3D printing process that uses a high-power laser to sinter powdered material — typically plastic or metal — into a three-dimensional form.
Designed by MEAN* for Dubai International Financial Center, Deciduous is a 3D printed pavilion that invites us to revisit our relationship with nature, through an experience reminiscent of walking through an abstracted botanical form.
NASA are stepping straight into the future of textiles with their 4D printed ‘space fabric’—a metallic material intended to be used like ‘chain mail’ to protect astronauts and spacecraft alike during their missions.
Mobius Nautilus by Joaquin Baldwin is a compound mobius strip created out of 36 interlocking mobius strips. They weave and interlock perfectly through the spaces left between them.
Project EGG is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world. Conceived and organized by furniture designer Michiel Van Der Kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters.
The California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement. The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees.
Trabeculae Pavilion by WASP is a lightweight architecture completely 3D printed that fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique.