The focus of a forthcoming exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery is 3D printing, a process designers across all disciplines are increasingly making use of.
The Send to Print/Print to Send show will feature a variety of works by established and upcoming designers who are developing 3D printing.
3D printing, also known as rapid-prototyping, is the process of printing three dimensional objects using a specifically designed printer. Most commonly, polyamide or nylon is layered up to create a 3D form based on a computer drawn image.
Send to Print/Print to Send will show an array of 3D printed objects from the fields of architecture, industrial design, fashion and product design.
Assa Ashuach, Markus Kayser, Silvia Weidenbach, FAT and Pearson Lloyd are among the designers whose 3D works you can explore.
Surprisingly, 3D printing is bit of a veteran, having been around since the 1980s. Some the first companies to experiment with this new technology were Formula One racing teams who used 3D printing techniques to create prototypes of the ever-evolving design of race cars.
Send to Print/Print to send brings the process right up to date, showing how designers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing today.
Send to Print / Print to Send runs at the Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, WC2B, from 13 January to 25 February 2012