, Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing
"An inspirational and understandable exploration of the creative
potential of 3D printing that introduces outstanding projects, key
experts, and the newest technologies."
Printing Things is co-edited by Claire Warnier and Dries
Verbruggen, founders of Unfold. For this book they conducted the
research, compiled the list of projects in collaboration with Sven
Ehmann and Robert Klanten from Gestalten and wrote the key texts.
This includes a technical primer on 3D-printing and eight essays
covering topics brought up by the current wave of creative
3D-printing applications: Empowerment, The right to Copy, Interface
and Interact, Body Topology, The Aesthetics of Complexity, Building
Blocks, Exploring Machines and Materials, Crafting New
From the publisher:
3D printers will soon be found in more and more workshops,
offices, and homes. With them, we will be able to print out small
pieces of furniture, prototypes, replacement parts, and even a new
toothbrush on-site at any time. Consequently, new production
methods and business models are developing—along with a new
visual language of multidimensional formal explorations. Today, 3D
objects and complex forms can already be printed out that were
previously impossible to achieve with traditional methods.
Printing Things is an inspirational and understandable
exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing. The book not
only introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest
technologies, but it also delves into the complex topics that these
paradigm-shifting technologies bring up, such as how to handle
copyrights and seamless manufacturing.
Release Date: April 2014
Editors: C. Warnier, D. Verbruggen / Unfold, S. Ehmann, R.
Format: 24 × 28 cm
Features: 240 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: English, German (Dinge Drucken)
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