3D Printed Art

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Final Crow
Famous Chinatown 3D Printed Rooster Project Comes to an End

Last year, artist Chris Templeman began a project in Boston's Chinatown which has the aim of creating 2,000 plastic roosters using a 3D printer before the end of the Chinese New Year. He now views the project as a success. 

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Bringing Closure to Families
3D Printing and Facial Reconstruction Help Identify Eight Victims from US-Mexico Border

Artists from New York are using facial reconstruction to help formally identify the remains of eight dead men who were found on the US-Mexico border. The skulls were 3D scanned in Arizona and sent to New York for 3D printing and reconstruction.

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A Tour Through History
Japanese Architect Fits More Than 30 Iconic Buildings in One 3D Printed Object

Japanese architect Fumio Matsumoto has created "Memories of Architecture", an exhibit that features more than 30 iconic buildings in a single 3D printed object.

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Keeping It Zen
3D Printing Helps Preserve Buddhist Statues From Yungang Grottoes Caves

The Yungang Grottoes Art Gallery is displaying full-size 3D printed Buddhist statues recreated from carvings at a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Hanging bamboo!
Students Use 3D Printing to Create Suspended Bamboo Pavilion in Jerusalem

Students in Jerusalem used 3D printed joints to create a unique, suspended bamboo pavilion at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

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Going Underground
Previously Unseen Cave Network Debuts as 3D Printed Exhibition

The Into the Underworld exhibition examines Auckland’s previously unexplored caves through 3D printed models of digital images.

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Maori Might
12-Meter Maori Sculpture to be 3D Printed in Rotorua, NZ

A 12-meter, 1800-pound sculpture, inspired by Maori tradition, is to be 3D printed and placed outside Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Light Me Up
Hypnotic Texas University Lighting Made with Lulzbot 3D Printers

Creative agency Viget uses 3D printing to create Lightwalk, a programmable, interactive LED array that reacts to passers-by, rain or 'shine, on the Abilene Christian University campus.

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Through the Loving Glass
Formlabs 3D Prints Huge Lens for Times Square Valentine Heart

Each year a specially selected artwork graces Times Square for the month of February. For 2018, a huge 3D printed Fresnel lens has that honor.

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Flower Power
Designer Van Eijk 3D Prints Foxglove-Inspired Lampshades

Designer Kiki van Eijk was inspired by the imperfections of foxglove flowers in her garden and used 3D printing to create replica lampshades.

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In Loving Memory
“The Missing Piece” Artwork Honors Memory of Artist’s Late Wife

The Missing Piece is a multimedia project using 3D printing, photographs and film to commemorate the life of Tim Guthrie's late wife, Beth. 

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Pretty Pieces
Design Studio TOMLIN Creates 3D Printed Colorful Ceramics

Two Swedish designers are creating sustainable 3D printed ceramics, from tea light holders to small plates, in a range of colors, including punky pink.

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Old Masters, New Tech
Old Masters Artworks Digitized for VR Museum Experience

A 70 large collection of 17th-century Dutch Old Masters artworks have been digitized and housed in a specially commissioned VR museum.

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Data-Driven Art
White Noise AR Art Shows Us We’re All Terrible People

Art installation White Noise pits consumption vs. conservation against each other on Twitter to determine the fate of an AR coral reef.

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Tribal Prints
New Zealand Artist Creates Stunning 3D Printed Maori Art Pendants

Joe Te Wharau uses 3D printing and traditional Maori designs to create a collection of artistic pendants, called "Matihiko Taonga V1.0". 

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One Small Step for Artists
Amazing Apollo 11 Table Shows Accurate 3D Model of the Moon’s Surface

A French designer is making art out of NASA's open source digital files, including the APOLLO 11 table which shows a 3D model of the moon.

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Artistic Touch
3D Printing Helps Blind “See” Civil War Artifacts at Virginia Museum

The Virtual Curation Laboratory in Virginia is 3D scanning and 3D printing Civil War artifacts to offer a "touch tour" for blind visitors.

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Designs for the Ages
Dutch High-Tech Design: Joris Laarman Lab Exhibition in NYC

Dutch studio Joris Laarman Lab, designer of the MX3D steel bridge, is subject of an exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Made From 223 Printed Parts
WASP Debuts World’s First 3D Printed Stage Dressing for Rome’s Opera House

When it comes to theatre sets, 3D printers are used to create masks, props, and furniture. But a whole stage dressing? That’s a first.

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Satellite of Love
Signal Tide Makes Music with Alien Transmissions and 3D Printing

In space, no one can hear you sing; Signal Tide brings together extraterrestrial transmissions, generative music, and 3D printing.

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