Metamaterials – The Next Level of 3D Printing Technology

3D printing technology has gone to the next level when Hasso Plattner Institute’s Human Computer Interaction Lab has transformed a norm of 3D printing material which is rigid and solid into a flexible mechanism. This transformation appears in the engineered, flexible silicone based, materials called “metamaterials” which are not only defined by their repetitive cell patterns, but also their internal microstructure. The uniqueness…

“WATERSCAPE”- 3D Printed Aquarium by Haruka Misawa

The Waterscape project by Japanese designer, Haruka Misawa, aims to explore the ecology of marine world and also conveys the beauty of underwater gravity that differ from the above-ground one, by using 3D printing technology. Creating 3D printed sculptural forms to fulfill underwater creatures; fish, turtles, shrimp and aquatic plants, together with the gravity underwater that makes…