A new development in the world of 3D Printers has been unveiled this week in the form of the Mataerial 3D Printer, which uses Anti·gravity Object Modeling.
The Mataerial 3D Printer has been created thanks to collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio.
The new Mataerial 3D Printer offers a new digital fabrication method and opens the doors to taking 3D printing into different areas. Watch the video below to see the Mataerial 3D Printer in action.
“MATAERIAL – a brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and printing environment: creation of 3D objects on irregular, or non-horizontal surfaces has so far been treated as impossible .
By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.”
Currently there is only a working prototype of the Mataerial 3D Printer, but its hoped that the new Mataerial 3D Printer technology can be applied to a number of new applications in the near future. For more information on the new Mataerial 3D Printer jump over to the Mataerial website for details.
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