For the past 20 years, Michael Winstone has traveled the world’s forests to scan and 3D print trees that are in danger of being cut down. His work is currently on display in museums, galleries and private displays around the world. His most famous work is 41°40’00’’N.00°54’30’’W, and other permanent public works include “N1-53-32-8:132º42′.34º45′.JA” in Takamiya, Hiroshima, Japan and “IGN.185: iv.269.904, Coto Redondo, Pontevedra, Spain.”
His sculptures feature human-like plant forms and simple fractal elements. These join together to create complex organic-shaped structures that feature “self-similarity” in anatomic texture, body and construction.
Winstone’s 3D printed trees preserves the bark striations and forms of real trees that no longer exist, as well as current trees that may be lost to disease, old age, or ongoing deforestation.
Read on about his life’s work.
Organized by FabCafe Shibuya, a Mini 4WD Cup was held on Sunday, August 31 in Tokyo. More than 60 mini 4WD fans, including children and professional car designers, gathered at Kashiwanoha KOIL to race their miniature cars customized by 3D Printers and laser cutters. After three tournaments, the trophy – 3D Printed through i.materialise – was awarded to the grand champion, Honda Design. Here are some highlights of the event from the i.materialise Japan team!
Apple just officially announced the iPhone 6, and we have your free iPhone 6 Template .STL file ready to go!
Read on for pictures and details! This file is free for all to use.
Update: We created and successfully printed all three different templates. They are: Chainmail armor, Goalie Net, and Bicycle Mount.
Source Firenze is a free Italian design exhibition coming to Florence (i.e. Firenze) area from September 11, 2014 to September 18, 2014. It takes place at the Limonaia Villa Strozzi of Florence (directions here), managed by the cultural association Officine Creative.
This Florence exhibition features 40 self-made designers, including the 2013 “i.materialise Designer of the Year” award-winner AmniosyA. It also includes activities for children, conferences, speakers and workshops. The event strives to provide attendees with new production techniques, business contacts, funding sources and inspiration.
Participation is free. Read on for details.
Release the monster inside you! Use Autodesk’s free Meshmixer software to create and combine designs until you have a splendid new creature or crossbreed ready to show the world.
What is your monster like? Is it cute? Scary? Shy? Menacing? Show us! Upload your designs on our Challenge Page. Winners of the Mix-a-Monster challenge will receive a free multicolor gloss 3D print of their monster and a free Autodesk 123D Premium license.
Challenge ends on October 29, 2014! Read on for rules, special hints, and details. Read more…
London’s calling, and the i.materialise team is set to attend the 2014 London 3D Printshow starting on September 04, 2014!
Our Community Manager will give two talks, and our outreach team is bringing along a hoard of 3D printed goodies for our booth (Booth D2.) Our two talks are:
More importantly, we are all set to reveal our radiant new material at our booth: Multicolor Gloss.
Read on for directions, details, and more information about the goodies we’re bringing along.
One of our favorite designers, Anouk Wipprecht is starting this cool new collaborative project that we at Materialise are really thrilled to tell you about. We already absolutely love her “Smoke Dress” and Cirque du Soleil pieces that she’s printed with Materialise, and are excited to see the final result of her next project: an open source dress that will be made by parts designed by YOU.