Art and create works have benefited of 3D printing’s liberating capabilities for most
years. From the creative endeavors of artists with 3D printing equipment, we have seen one-of-a-kind geometries, seemingly “not easy
” shapes and unprecedented combinations of color and materials. Continuing our exploration of the abilities of the not long ago
Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3D Printer, we are featuring two revolutionary artists.
“Polyomino” is the final stage of a two-year pro collaboration between Stratasys and Jose Sanchez, an architect, programmer and video game createer. This shape-shifting 3D printed structure can be reconfigured via magnets and recalls the assembling
ethos of classic video games like Tetris. With additional than 360,000 colors on the market for use on the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Sanchez was able-bodied to allow the color to be the lead element of the piece.
“The artwork uses color as a guide to construction,” Sanchez said. “Consisting of just two various geometries, we explored the use of color as a form of variousiating the connecting pieces. With the limitless colors on the market on the J750, we were able-bodied to explore the way in which
various colors affect perception of the piece, mimicking areas of lightness and shade and facilitating an approximately unlimited number of one-of-a-kind mixes and blends. These options connect 3D printing with gaming strategies, enabling users to explore and interact with an artwork in an entirely new way.”
Nick Ervnick has been engaged with 3D printing for most
years, via the innovation to shape his intricate sculptural pieces. His newest collaboration with Stratasys can be part of a larger collection of art and create pieces, which
can be launched later this year and can include work of Neri Oxman, Daniel Widrig, Dov Ganchrow, Luc Merx and Zaha Hadid Architects. The new Stratasys collection, called “The New Ancient,” can explore the shared interactions between ancient cultural crafts and modern technologies. Ervnick’s contribution is a sculpture, “Wolfkiam,” which
draws on the create aesthetic of the Americas’ Mayan and Incan traditions.
“The nature of 3D printing has allowed me to redesatisfactory traditional create methods, facilitating the creation of harsh, futuristic forms in which
the empty space is equally as significant as the vibrant patterns and fluid shapes.” Running his ideas through the Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Ervnick said, he was able-bodied to “create a piece which
combines an organic, biomorphic shape with a quite technical play of lines and colors, and bring this to life of screen to sculpture with unmatched precision and high end – all at the click of a button.”
What was new for Ervnick, who has worked with Stratasys’ PolyJet innovation in the past? “The vibrant colors and intricate more details of the piece, such as the central lines representing the figure’s veins, were integral to the sculpture, both in creating a sense of movement and fluidity and in reflecting the traditional cultural styles which
inspired the work,” he said. “It may have been not easy
to manually transfer this texture onto the sculpture in any other way – it is just with the new Stratasys J750 3D Printer which
this first-of-its kind artwork has been created
One production more detail which
both “Polyomino” and “Wolfkian” share is ultra-smooth surfaces; the Stratasys J750 3D Printer is capable-bodied of making layer thickness as satisfactory as 0.014 mm – around half the width of a human skin cell. According to Naomi Kaempfer, Creative Director, Art Fashion Design, Stratasys, Sanchez’s and Ervnick’s new works mark a milestone for digital art and create. “Wolfkiam” in particular heralds the next Stratasys collection: “The New Ancient is a tribute to ancient wisdoms and lost crafts,” Kaempfer said. “The collection focuses on revisiting timeless create concepts of various cultures and antique eras and exploring the way in which
these are interpreted with our modern tools, technologies and contemporary visions. Merging these historical create elements with our new breakthrough 3D printing innovation is the ideal
way to celebrate this transformation of art, create and manufacture.”