When the phrase, “Future of 3D Printing,” comes to mind most people immediately think about the impact it will have on the medical and manufacturing fields, however artists have been using 3D printing recently in order to quickly turn their ideas into physical objects that the world can enjoy. 3D printing is helping to release a whole new wave of artistic talent, as the artist community begins adopting this exciting technology. Here are nine awesome pieces of artwork which have been produced by 3D printers recently.
#1 Wooden 3D printed art, featured in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery:
This piece was created by Robert Geshlider, who has been using 3D printing for much of his art work lately.
#2 Obama’s 2013 State of the Union – 3D Printed Physical Representation of his voice:
Gilles Azzaro, created this large 3D print of a 39 second clip of President Obama’s voice during his last State of the Union address. As the sound clip plays a green laser light follows along on the model for a pretty cool effect.
#3 The Random Piece of Art
This was created by Modla, a 3D printing design consultancy from London, They collaborated with an exciting young artist, Damilola Odusote on this piece. This shows how something in someone’s mind can become a reality with the help of a 3D printer.
#4 Rembrandt’s “The Jewish Bride,” Reproduced
To the naked eye this looks like an exact copy of Rembrandt’s famous painting, however this has been 3D printed in order to capture the ridges and cracks of the original.
#5 Copy’s of Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace
These were created by an artist named Cosmo Wenman, who printed out these replica statues on a consumer-grade 3D printer. Total cost $5 a piece.
#6 AGRIEBORZ – 3D Printed Facial Nerves
An artist named Nick Ervnck created this creepy bust with a 3D printer. It took him over 800 sketches to get it just right. It invokes blood vessels and nerves into a facial structure. This piece would be nearly impossible to produce without a 3D printer.
#7 3D Printed Body of a 1971 Gran Torino
Created by artist Ioan Florea, this Gran Torino body was created by a 3D printing liquid metal process, piece by piece, taking months to complete.
#8 The Body Sculpture
This was produced by William F. Duffy, who originally used 3D printing as a way to prototype his scuptures. Now he uses it as a direct method of creating his pieces. This piece took only a few hours to print while a scupture would take months.
#9 3D Printed Molecular Nanotech Art
Artist, Shane Hope uses 2 cutting edge technologies for these pieces. One is nanotechnology which he uses to create this models of extremely small objects, magnified. The other is of course 3D printing, in which he prints those models out on his RepRap 3D printer.
If you would like to share your own 3D printed art or found something you think is amazing as well, please post them at the 3D printed Art forum thread. Maybe we will add them to the next list.