Archives for the category: 3D printed by conceptual artists and designers

December 22, 2014

Artist is 3D Printing a 26 Foot Long Boat in 100,000 Separate Pieces on 30 3D Printers

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 17.10.59.png Hung-Chih Peng is a Taiwanese artist who thinks outside of the box. His latest project involves printing a 26 foot long boat in 100,000 separate pieces on 30 3D printers. 3DPrint.com reports.

quotemarksright.jpgPeng’s latest work is The Deluge – Noah’s Ark, which is currently an exhibition that can be seen at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. It takes a model of a boat, and twists and turns its body in a way that isn’t physically possible in the real world. The work is meant as a metaphor for showing the battle being waged by Mother Nature on the accelerated development of industrialized civilization.

As part of the exhibition that features Peng’s 2 meter long “Noah’s Ark,” he has also turned his exhibition space into what he terms “an artist’s studio,” and is currently 3D printing a HUGE 26-foot-long model of the same boat, using 30 UP 2 FDM-based 3D printers. In all, there will be about 100,000 separate 3D printed pieces that will go into assembling this giant boat.

Visitors to the exhibit can see first hand as 30 3D printers are constantly working, printing different parts of the boat. When finished, they are assembled onto the larger model, which also is currently on display.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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May 7, 2013

Artist collects DNA from discarded hair and nails, 3D-prints owner's face

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An artist is collecting stray DNA from the streets of New York City, and using it to conjure up 3D-printed versions of its original "donor". Wired reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIn Heather Dewey-Hagborg shows, Stranger Visions (indeed), the artist calls attention to the impulse toward genetic determinism and the potential for a culture of genetic surveillance.

The process doesn't create a perfect clone (thankfully) of the DNA's original owner. Dewey-Hagborg said: "They will have similar traits and ancestry, but might look more like a possible cousin than a spitting image of the person themselves. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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emily | 7:55 PM | permalink

October 19, 2012

Conceptual artists and designers showcase at 3D Printshow 2012

38pKoaze.jpeg At 3D Printshow 2012 in London, conceptual artists and designers showcased their work.

quotemarksright.jpgThe selected works come from a range of disciplines including sculpture, jewellery design, animation and interactive art. Each work explores the ideas and concepts generated by this new artistic movement and are realized through a common medium: 3D printing. The exhibition marks a meeting point between established design convention and the potential provided by unprecedented advances in technology.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Image above shown in London: White glossy ceramic from Alice Etcaetera Boutique on Sculpteo.

emily | 9:08 PM | permalink

October 3, 2012

Classic Design Firm Goes Ultra-Modern With 3D-Printable Headphones

teague-3d-printer-headphones-wired-design.jpeg In its 86-year history, the industrial design firm Teague has helped commercialize some groundbreaking technology, from the original Polaroid camera to the cabin of the 1946 Boeing Stratocruiser. They continue their legacy of innovation today with their design work on the first Xbox and the interiors of Boeing’s latest superplane, the 787 Dreamliner. And now they’ve started pushing into the 3D-printing world with the 13:30 headset, a creation they call the first “prototype as product.”

Read full article in Wired.

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