3D printing

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a female artist on charges of obscenity, with investigators claiming that she distributed electronic data that could be used to replicate models of her genitals using a 3D printer, The Japan Times reported.

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Post image for 3D Printing Coney Island’s Bygone Electric Eden

Luna Park at Coney Island was an “electric Eden” of spindly towers and ornate architecture laced with some 250,000 lights. The amusement park was closed in 1944 after a catastrophic fire, and mostly photographs remain. To recapture some of the lost wonder, artist Fred Kahl is building a 3D-printed facsimile of Luna Park in miniature.

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Online

3D Print Your Own Museum

by Jillian Steinhauer on January 30, 2014

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Thanks to online platforms like Google Art Project and institutions releasing more and more images on the web for free, the general public has access to museum collections in ways they never have before. But what if you could do more than just remix images of objects in a collection — what if you could 3D print the objects themselves?

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Interviews

The Art of 3D Printing

by Alicia Eler on January 14, 2014

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CHICAGO — For artist Tom Burtonwood, the transition into 3D scanning and printing was as natural as popping food into a microwave rather than settling for cold leftovers.

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Post image for The First 3D Database of Fossils, Which You Can Even Print

To improve their online visuals and connect a number of museum collections, the British Geological Service launched the first database of 3D fossils last week.

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Post image for Van Gogh Museum 3D Prints Its Own Paintings

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has begun 3D printing reproductions of a handful of paintings in its own collection, taking art in the age of mechanical reproduction to a whole new level.

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3D-printed dresses might not be anything new — they’ve shown up on Paris runways already, covering models in intricate meshes and surreal shapes. But the new 3D-printed gown designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitoni with the help of Shapeways is on another level.

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Reactor

Is 4D Printing a Thing?

by Kyle Chayka on March 13, 2013

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If you thought 3D printing was confusing, just wait until four-dimensional printing hits. The somewhat erroneously named term has come into vogue as of late with a few MIT-driven projects that promise to lead the way for self-assembling skyscrapers, among other futuristic phenomena.

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Post image for I Dare You Not to Be Impressed By This Tool for 3D Drawing

How can you not be impressed with a project that promises a pen that can draw in the air?

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LOS ANGELES — As 3D printing creeps into more and more projects, making product production more accessible, I’ve always wondered how we can make product design more accessible. How can the average person take advantage of the plethora of resources out there for creating new objects? While open-source tools like Audacity and Open Office have made music and word processing easier and more affordable to engage with, the resources surrounding 3D printing and design are steadily growing.

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