A chair, a shoe or pieces of jewelry from the printer? What years ago seemed impossible is today reality: by successively layering suitable materials, digital printing machines can produce a wide variety of different objects. This method can be used to make furniture and items of clothing out of plastic, or dentures or aircraft parts out of metal. And in experiments, foodstuffs and human tissue have already been produced in this way. Three-dimensional printing allows a freedom of form and often also a reduction of weight that are simply impossible to achieve using other techniques. In fabricating series, objects consisting of several parts can be made in just a single printing process, or a design can be varied to meet individual wishes. In addition to presenting printing machines in operation, the exhibition explores the work of designers, architects, engineers, doctors and biologists. And it examines 3D printing’s potential to eventually become, at some time in the not too distant future, the dominant method of production.
An exhibition from Disseny Hub Barcelona – Ajuntament de Barcelona,
where it was shown under the title «Full Printed – Printing Objects».
More information about the events in the exhibition.
Publication (out of print)
Fabvolution. Developments in Digital Fabrication, Disseny Hub Barcelona (ed.), E, CHF 20