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3-D Printing in Air

Mataerial anti-gravity 3-D printingThe potential practical applications of 3-D printing just got a whole lot more interesting. Mataerial’s ‘Anti-gravity object modelling” enables printing of natural shapes in midair – no layering, or support structures. Wow!

Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić led this ground breaking research as a collaborative project between Joris Laarman Studio and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).

The patent-pending process solidifies the material as it’s extruded, printing a self-supporting structure with curves following natural stress lines.

3-D printing has been around since the early 1980’s and primarily used for industrial rapid prototyping. Advances in technology that are making it practical for new applications is really just getting underway.

Exciting times ahead.

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