bozar explores 3D printing in making a difference / a difference in making exhibit
 
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may 03, 2015

bozar explores 3D printing in making a difference / a difference in making exhibit

bozar explores 3D printing in making a difference / a difference in making exhibit
‘098XYZ’ shoe design & image © earl stewart

 

 

 

bozar expo ‘making a difference / a difference in making’ 
bozar center for fine arts, brussels
on now until june 7th, 2015 

 

bozar expo presents a series of 3D printed works from the fields of art, design, science and engineering. the exhibition, ‘making a difference / a difference in making’ explores the extent to which the technology can contribute to individual and social developments. the event also celebrates the 25th anniversary of materialise, a belgian company that specializes in the evolution of 3D printing applications.

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‘escapism’, iris van herpen with daniel widrig and materialise
image © michel zoeter

 

 

 

the ‘098XYZ shoe’, designed by earl stewart, is an example of the hybridization between printing technologies and traditional crafts. looking to the future, many see that advanced fabrication processes can be integrated into and perhaps revitalize craft industries. iris van herpen is well-known for her couture designs that introduced the world of 3D manufacturing into the world of high fashion. the ‘escapism dress’, designed in collaboration with daniel widrig and materialise, features highly intricate geometries that form around the body.


‘one shot’ (from .MGX by materialize), patrick jouin 
image © thomas duval

 

 

 

‘one shot’ (from .mgx collection) contemplates the applications of digital processes in furniture. designed by patrick jouin, the stool is created as a complete object including all joints, allowing it to twist and acquire its form straight from the machine. also with a curious eye towards direct interaction is the ‘fix3d’ bike frame by james novak. the lattice structured frame is both lighter and stronger than most traditional bikes, and is manufactured in its entirety in one print. the bike is significant in its energy and resource saving abilities and the thoughts it brings to the future of human mobility.

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‘fix3d’ bike, james novak
image © james novak

 

 

 

‘caco3‘ stoneware highlights another experimental approach. stone itself cannot be moulded or constructed with printing technologies, it must be altered from its existing state. can it be grown into a particular or desired shape? with a focus on geographical processes of petrification, designers laura lynn jansen & thomas vailly aim to find out. the ‘ti-join’ chair by peter donders is a lightweight design utilizing 3D printed joints. combined with carbon fiber tubes, the joints provide rigidity and structure strength with as little material as possible.

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‘CaCO3‘ stoneware, laura lynn jansen & thomas vailly 
image © floor knaapen

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‘ti-join’ chair, peter donders

 

 

designboom has received this project through its ‘DIY submissions’ feature, which welcomes readers to submit their own work for publication. see more designboom readers submissions here.

  • I would love to have that furniture or bike. It’s beautiful what 3D printing can create today. The future is definitely here. I am still processing Local Motors saying its bringing a street-legal, 3D-printed car (http://bit.ly/3DPcar) to market by the end of 2016. Amazing things to come with 3D printing, I think.

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