Design // Thursday, October 30, 2014
Appropriate Audiences, a Paris-based design studio, has taken a 3D printer and combined it with a tattooist's needle to make an automated Tattoo "Printer." The studio took Autodesk software and turned tattoo designs into digital files that are downloaded into the machine. Then, a brave soul inserts the part of their body they wish to get tattooed and the needle starts working away at their skin. The needle is able to read and respond to changes in skin texture and the dimensions of the limb.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For her graduate project, Tel-Aviv-based designer Noa Raviv collaborated with Stratasys, one of the world's larges 3D printer manufacturers, using computer modelling software to create a series of garments influenced by distorted digital drawings. Deliberately developing manipulated digital images, Raviv created deformed pieces that would be "difficult for the technology to execute without setting a complex configuration of parameters, components, and codes."
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 24, 2014
Dutch designer Joris Laarman, who previously developed a 3D-printing technique that uses quick-drying resin to draw sculptures in mid-air, has recently created a robot that can print with metals including stainless steel, aluminum, bronze or copper. Using a robot typically used in car manufacturing, the method ads small amounts of molten metal at a time, allowing for lines to be printed in mid air. The lines can also be printed to intersect with each other, creating self-supporting structures.
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 19, 2013
We have to be honest, we're still don't completely understand how 3D printing works. Nonetheless, we are loving the huge advancements the technology has made and what people have been able to produce using them. From the printer that makes sculptures to NASA 3D printing food, it all seems like a ton of fun. Architecture graduate students LIz and Kyle von Hasseln have used it to print sugar for the top of a cake. Awesome.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
It seems like in the last year, even last couple of months; digital printing technology is advancing at a ridiculous speed and being experimented with in every aspect of our lives. NASA is printing food for astronauts, there are 3D printed fashion shows, sculpture making robots, and you can even get your own personal desktop 3D printer. Now we are printing architecture. Digital Grotesque used digital fabrication techniques to construct a room with eighty million surfaces and preceded to guild the entire thing in gold. Watch a video after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has been taking DNA left behind on spit out gum, hairs, and other pieces of our genetic trail that we leave behind every day and generating and printing faces using a 3D printer. The resulting portraits of anonymous people may not be a 100% accurate since there are many things that are impossible to determine from DNA (age, etc.), the artists says they probably have a "family resemblance." The series is titled Stranger Visions.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
London architecture collective Softkill Design has announced plans for a plastic dwelling, the world's first 3D printed house. Printed in sections off-site, the structure could be snapped together on site in a single day. The strange looking web-like structure is eight meters wide and four meters long. The future is here...
Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Draw in mid-air with 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. The project, started on Kickstarter, has surpassed it's $30,000 goal and received over 1 million. The 3D Doodles can be created as flat forms and peeled off a piece of paper, as freestyle 3D objects, or in separate parts, ready to be joined together.