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3d printing

    Keplers_Dream_06 copy

16/07/2014 / Objects

Created by Michael Burk & Ann-Katrin Krenz for the Digitale Klasse (Berlin University of the Arts), Kepler's Dream is an aesthetics exploration investigating analog projection in combination with computationally created object which is given a physical shape through 3D printing. ...
    SimpSymm_06 copy

21/04/2014 / Objects

Christoph Bader & Dominik Kolb (deskriptiv) are currently working on an algorithm as an application that produces procedural sculptures ready for 3D printing. The software, currently designed for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet, allows for the creation of complex symmetrical ...
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17/02/2014 / Processing

For about a year now generative artist Lia has been exploring 3d printing by analysing filament and the movements of the printhead. Rather than just having 3d models printed out, Lia has been interested in the possibilities of the process by defining ...
    arches copy

02/01/2014 / Processing

Created by Madeline Gannon, a doctoral student studying generative fabrication and computational design in the CMU School of Architecture, Reverberating Across the Divide project aims to reconnect digital and physical contexts through a custom chronomorphologic modeling environment. The process includes a ...
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20/12/2013 / Featured

It's that time of the year when we take a week break and unplug from the internet. Before we step away, it is our duty to highlight some of the projects that we found to be the most memorable. With ...
    kinematics_nervous_system_01 copy

26/11/2013 / Javascript, openFrameworks

Developed by Nervous System, Kinematics is a system for 3D printing that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The system provides a way to turn any three-dimensional shape into a flexible structure using 3D printing. The system combines computational ...
    Replicants-Lorna-Barnshaw_03 copy

20/08/2013 / Objects

Created by UK-based artist Lorna Barnshaw, Replicants is a collection of 3D printed facial studies, each created using a different computer application, software, and printing method as an output source. The aim of the project is to replicate reality as closely ...
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23/07/2013 / c++, Objects

Created by Brian Harms, the aim of this project is to blur the line between processes of design and fabrication by increasing the fluidity of the fabrication process through coordinated material and robotic processes. Thanks to gelatinous medium and the process injecting and ...
    sekumoi3-4-smooth-operator-matthew-plummer-fernandez copy

18/07/2013 / Processing

Following the recent clashes with 3D printers over IP concerns, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez chose to disguise his latest derivative of Mickey Mouse and to explore this smoothed 3D aesthetic that is counter to the popularity and push for highly detailed 3D printing. The ...
    parabolic-soap_05 copy

10/07/2013 / Arduino

Created by Felix Worseck at the Berlin University of the Arts (Digitale Klasse), installation "parabolic soap" is a fusion of artificial / mechanical and natural behaviour. The aim of the install is to produce a paraboloid surface that can be moved for approximately ...
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09/07/2013 / Objects, Processing

Listening to the Ocean on a Shore of Gypsum Sand is a collaborative project between Gene Kogan, Phillip Stearns, and Dan Tesene which is comprised of algorithmically generating 3d printed forms created for the sole purpose of listening to the “ocean”. In ...
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Created by Matthew Epler, Kinograph is an open source project that makes film digitisation affordable and scaleable. It uses components available on the internet, a few 3D printed parts, and a consumer level camera and it produces high quality video with sound. There ...
    no-support copy

03/06/2013 / Objects, Other

MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. The project is a new method of additive manufacturing that allows for creating 3D ...
    Venus of Google

13/05/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing

[caption id="attachment_35166" align="alignnone" width="640"] (click for full image)[/caption] Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be ...
    Harmonic_Series_04 copy

02/04/2013 / Processing

Created by Manuela Donoso and Luisa Pereira, The Harmonic Series is a collection of mechanical devices , software, sculptures and prints that explore the relationship between musical and visual harmony. Inspired by the nineteenth century mathematician Jules Lissajous who invented a ...
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30/03/2013 / Events

Making it Real is both the title and aspiration for an upcoming juried digital fabrication exhibition that is accepting submissions of 3D print ready objects. Taking place at OCAD University between May 14-28th, the exhibition currently has an open call ...
    CrayonCreatures_mermaid_021 copy

10/01/2013 / Kids, Objects

Created by Bernat Cuni, Crayon Creatures is a service to turn children’s drawings into figurines, designer objects to decorate your home or office. You send an image, get a sculpture back, printed by Shapeways. Bernat inflates the drawing like a balloon, defines the contour lines, create a ...
    3d printed record 02 copy

21/12/2012 / Featured, Processing

Created using Processing, ModelBuilder Library by Marius Watz and a 3D printer, Amanda Ghassaei at instructables managed to print a 33rpm music record that actually doesn't sound too bad considering the limitations of currently available 3d printing technologies. These records play on regular turntables, with regular needles, ...
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09/10/2012 / Processing

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez continues his exploration of glitched objects and their existence in the physical world. The latest set, titled Digital Natives, uses everyday items such as toys and detergent bottles that are 3D scanned using a digital camera, subjected to algorithms that distort ...
    printedoptics-lightpipes-chess copy

02/10/2012 / Objects

Developed at the Disney Research labs, Printed Optics is a new approach of creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive ...
    Microsonic Landscapes 03x

20/08/2012 / Processing

Created by Realitat, Microsonic Landscapes is an algorithmic exploration of the music. Each favoured album is converted into a three dimensional representation and "proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sound into matter/space: the hidden into something visible."
    Universal Everything copy

16/08/2012 / Events

Universal Everything with Karsten Schmidt Taking place on 20th-21st October this year, the 3D Printshow will be London’s first major 3D printing trade and consumer event. They will be hosting over 70 exhibitors, ranging from major manufacturers and software developers to ...
    StoneSpray 17 copy

09/08/2012 / Android, Processing

Created by Petr Novikov, Inder Shergill and Anna Kulik, Stone Spray is a construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to solidify the soil granules. The device uses an Arduino UNO, Processing application and a custom built ...
    printed hanging speaker with update card copy

28/06/2012 / Objects, Other

"In 2025, consumer electronics will no longer be the same." Purchased through the O.System they will allow each and every one of us to customise our electronic products online, adding personal touches. This is a project by Peter Krige, Alexander du ...
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05/06/2012 / Objects, Other

Architect and designer Neri Oxman is assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores "how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to ...
    infobjects_bowl copy

11/04/2012 / Objects, Processing

InfObjects by Johannes Tsopanides is a project that uses generative design to visually describe the CO² equivalent, the energy content and price of dishes and their ingredients. Data about the product is parametrically transformed into shapes: the CO² is illustrated by ...
    Best Friends

27/01/2012 / Objects, Other

Is post social media friendship an emotional investment of diminishing returns? It really depends who you ask. Midwest-based designer Colin Pinegar's recent BFA project Best Friends definitely calls the authenticity of ubiquitous connectivity into question, or at least adds some ...
    IDILL02 copy

04/12/2011 / Objects, Processing

Realised by Cheval Vert Studio,  the festival IDILL trophies were created by Charleroi/Danses, La Gaîté Lyrique & Sadler's Wells. The team designed 'seismograms' objects, like pixels snapshots inspired by the physical movement origins of the festival. Each trophy is related to ...
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02/09/2011 / Arduino

For the Vivid 2011 festival, Events New South Wales commissioned Jason McDermott and Liam Ryan (of Arup) and Frank Maguire to design, construct and install an innovative light artwork in Circular Quay, Sydney. The team designed Social Firefly, a community ...