Each drop of paint is sprayed individually building the picture dot by dot.
‘We print people’: The world of 3D portraiture
By now we’re familiar with tales of 3D-printed marvels, from guns to duck prosthetics. But when I travelled to a physics conference in March, I wasn’t expecting to end up with a full colour printout of myself.
However, at a small stall that popped up on Industry Day at the American Physical Society’s March meeting – that is precisely the service that was being offered.
Tangle Sculpture Series | Joshua Harker
Joshua’s “Tangle” series set a new paradigm in the level of organic & compositional complexity unattainable with traditional mediums. To fully appreciate the gravity of the pieces one must understand the practical impossibilities of their existence. They are considered as the first shapes to break the design & manufacturing threshold of possibility with their technical sophistication.
3D mapping the Christ the Redeemer statue
The PUC University of Rio de Janeiro, software producer Pix4D and Canadian drone company Aeryon have all taken part in a project to create a digital replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio.
Head to head: Potter versus 3D printer
Ceramics is an ancient, global art form, whose fundamentals have not changed for centuries. 3D printing on the other hand, has only been around for a couple of decades – but has attracted a wave of artists and craftspeople.
But should we think of 3D printing as a new branch of arts and crafts? Does it have any right to be considered a craft at all?
The latest development in the world of 3D printing is an edible raspberry – but is it anything like the real thing? Vaiva Kalnikaite of Cambridge-based tech company Dovetailed told the BBC’s Waseem Mirza that the 3D fruit was a good alternative to the real thing.