mataerial anti gravity 3D printer creates instant sculptures
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may 23, 2013
mataerial anti gravity 3D printer creates instant sculptures


mataerial anti-gravity 3D printer by petr novikov + saša jokić + joris laarman
all images courtesy mataerial

 

 

in a collaborative research effort between petr novikov, saša jokić from the institute for advanced architecture of catalonia and joris laarman studio,
‘mataerial’, an anti-gravity additive manufacturing process is conceived. the printer allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface
independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. similar to the doodle pen featured earlier on
designboom, the robotic device utilizes innovative extrusion technologies that neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process.
the approach provides flexibility in creating natural objects by producing three-dimensional curves instead of two-dimensional folds. unlike 2D layers
that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D trajectory can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape.

 

 

mataerial anti-gravity 3D printer
video courtesy mataerial

 

 

the printer allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness

 

 

the robotic device utilizes innovative extrusion technologies that neutralize the effect of gravity

 

 

the approach provides flexibility in creating natural objects by producing three-dimensional curves instead of two-dimensional folds

 

 

a 3D trajectory can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape

 

 

horizontal 3D printing in real time

 

 

anti-gravity in effect

 

 

material detail process

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