Print/3D An Exhibit of Works of Additive Manufacturing (AM)
from Industrial Design to Architecture
February 28th – May 11th, 2012 / Material ConneXion, New York:
Material ConneXion presents a new exhibition, Print/3D, featuring the latest 3D-printed objects and designs from an array of artists, designers and manufacturers. Advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) are spurring a paradigm shift in digital design and production that is impacting disciplines from industrial design to the art world. New technologies are making it possible to more rapidly and cost effectively produce prototypes, as well as make final quality pieces such as jewelry and objets d’art. Initially using mostly polyamide or nylon, 3D printers are now utilizing materials from clay to glass providing designers with far broader possibilities and creating new markets for direct-to-consumer sales. “From relatively humble beginnings, additive manufacturing has rapidly become one of the most innovative new methods of production,” said Dr. Andrew Dent, who heads up research for Material ConneXion’s library. “The advances in material types and combinations, AM methods and the constantly increasing process speeds demonstrate a technology that will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. It has the potential to completely change the way we make everything,” he added.
Print/3D will show a wide range of 3D printed pieces from the fields of furniture, fashion, jewelry, medicine and product design. An on-site installation of a Makerbot printer will live print from scanned CAD files. Shapeways, Bespoke, .MGX by Materialise, Studio Dror, LGM and ElasticBrand among others, have all supplied examples of works to explore in this fascinating exhibit. Print/3D shows how technology, creativity and imagination combine to push the boundaries of 3D printing today.
Print/3D runs at Material ConneXion, 60 Madison Avenue, 2nd floor, New York, NY from February 28th to May 11th, 2012. It is on view Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm.
About Material ConneXion:
Material ConneXion (a Sandow company) is a global materials and innovation consultancy that helps companies create the products and services of tomorrow through smart materials and design thinking. Focused on delivering Innovation That Matters™, Material ConneXion is the trusted advisor to Fortune 500s, and any forward-thinking company or government agency seeking a creative, competitive, or sustainable edge. With offices in New York, Milan, Cologne, Bangkok, Seoul, Daegu, Istanbul, Beijing and Shanghai, Material ConneXion's international network of specialists provides a global, cross-industry perspective on materials, design, new product development, sustainability and innovation. Material ConneXion maintains the world’s largest subscription-based Materials Library of innovative materials and processes—an indispensable asset to a wide audience of users. Its sister company, Culture & Commerce, represents the world’s leading designers including Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, in licensing their groundbreaking new products. For more information, visit www.materialconnexion.com.
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