3d printing prosthetics 3D printing environment medicine architecture biotechnology prototyping medicine 3D scanning art food sustainability food biomedicine architecture 3d printing modelling animals news toys housing accessibility prosthetics forensics robots 3D scanning biomedicine selfies CGI drones solar cells laser scanning sustainability education robotics bioprinting printed food crime model making fashion stereolithography stereolithography flowers vacuum casting rapid prototyping beauty rapid prototyping miniatures surgery military body parts electronics military renewable energy TCFG MultiFab printer instruments construction home design 3d scanning 4D printing artificial intelligence archaeology restoration lego biomimicry mattel climate change biodiversity drones cosmetics design nanotechnology medical applications conservation CG innovation preservation bioprinting oceans sports transport developing countries prototyping assistive technology tabletop animal prosthetics vehicles creative apps laser scanners smartphone technology smartphones packaging personalisation fishing gaming music september developing world instruments medical supplies october tips starter guide ornaments filament decoration interior design costume cosplay multi-material printing off-grid ProJet MJP 3600 Printer materials archaeology gaming rockets technology home printers spines glass robots dangers firearms guns Skyscrapers Trump cycling surgery Great Barrier Reef building cities cancer lego make up films space full colour desktop jewellery ethics makeup plants travel future cellulose. eco friendly vegetables makeup beauty submarines stem cells bioethics 3Doodler developing world humanitarian aid sweets materials fitness money 3d printing news animal testing ocean exploration hydroponics agriculture bones baldness cure amazon pets printable objects halloween farming trainers animated film space F1 film industry study plastic surgery gun masks history art culinary fashion bridge oven motorbikes castles printed buildings engineering replacement teeth workplace hazards vehicles drugs printers cars automotive electronics musical instruments 3d Printing design software planning Escher printed housing modular architecture short run productions van gogh creative process 3D printing obama 3D printing and heart surgery replica pet models printing plants 3D printed chocolate 3D printed weapons earthquake-proof 3D printed column 3D metal printing decorations christmas 3D metal printers 3D printed dog noses 3D vases quadcopter project 3D printing women's makeup printing lipstick spooky selfies 3D printed jack-o-lantern competition Amazon 3D Printing Store 3D printed furniture 3D skulls and pumpkins houses short-run production tabletop games animal figures bjarki hallgrimsson 3d printer 3d models tabletop wargames 3d printed implants model prototype 3d printed prototypes traditional model making mini-you fabrication labs UAV body on a chip testable models 3d printed jewelry investment casting vacuum casting mars attacks mantic 3d figurines 3d selfies eco-friendly wedding cakes 3d print production prototypes household appliance recycling prototype 3D concept pizza tabletop gaming short run productions astronauts natural machines 3D glasses chefjet gifts PD Models interview live puppeteering terminator 2 star wars Jurassic Park Alien 3 Jar Jar Binks Gollum medical technology 3D computer graphics cinema eyes drill terminator news robotic arm CG modelling 3D models dancing robot creativity dust UV resin Carbon3D CV interviews office politics contact digitising conservation jobs creative business careers CAD digital sculpting metal powder digital migration Rolex 3d printed selfies jewelry 3D printing industry 3D modelling mining in space 3D topography maps 3D printing in mining motion art kinetic art superhero prosthethics 3D printed Batman suit 3D printed sculpture 3D printed dinosaur 3D printed food 3D printed bananas 3D printed urns 3D printed table accessories 3D printed ergonomic keyboard 3D printed laptop 3D printing in space design thinking design 3D printed mansion 3D printed prototyping 3D rendering 3D modelling wood project mosul statue 123D tool suite netfabb Hatra moon dust moon bases reprap recyclebot 3d printed mea SWaCH children medical use 3D print show Voxel8

How 3D printing is revolutionising art

How 3D printing is revolutionising art

We knew it wouldn’t be too long before artists caught on to 3D printing. They are the masters at turning two dimensional canvases into 3 dimensional wonders, and have produced sculptures that capture the world’s imagination.

Similar to changes in the movie industry, the art world has undergone something of a revolution in recent years. The progress of 3D printing technology is altering various aspects of the business. Artists from across the globe have seen creative potential in 3D printing. They have executed interesting projects, from jewellery design to large scale sculptures.

From interior design to fashion

A recent article in The Huffington Post highlighted how 3D printing is changing the art world dramatically. Of the extraordinary projects undertaken by artists, the most outstanding was Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger's "Digital Grotesque". It is a 3D printed interior design project which was heavily influenced by the baroque and gothic:

“Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger 3D printed an entire room, creating a 16-square-meter cube covered in unbelievable ornamentation ripped straight from the interiors of an alien house of worship. Titled "Digital Grotesque," the style of architecture is meant to defy "classification and reductionism," turning algorithms into tangible design.”

3D printing has also made its way into the world of fashion. Danit Peleg and her creative team have been busy exploiting the unique characteristics of different materials to create wearable art. Recently, Peleg added another entirely unique dimension to her work - the ability for customers to customise it.

In the summer of 2017, Danit launched a customisation and personalisation platform on her website. This enabled her customers to personalise and order the world’s first 3D printed garment. As the technology improves, Danit has a vision for a world where anyone will be able to buy files and print clothes at home or at a designated store. Unfortunately, many people will find the costs of such things a little out of their price range, with lowest price currently offered at just over £1000.

Art for everyone

3D printing has made art more exciting, and has broadened opportunities for everyone to experience it. If talented young people want to enter the art world, they can do so through creating 3D sculptures to reflect their passion.

Likewise, 3D printing is a useful tool in art education. Students can see and feel works of sculpture without ever having to leave their school. Tangible recreations lift art and art history out of books and present them as objects in the real world.

As 3D Natives so eloquently puts it:

3D printing technology is a source of artistic inspiration for millions of artists across the world. Especially with the advent of 3D printing metal, artists can create beautiful, intricate pieces. This is through making art accessible to all, developing new forms, and materialising the invisible, is getting new people interested in art through 3D printing.”

Tagged with: