Is Mainstream 3D Printing Overdue?

Where is 3D Printing heading? And what does it mean for makers everywhere? For the better part of a decade, 3D printing has held the spotlight as one of the most innovative technologies set to take the world by storm. If you paid any attention to the news or social media in the early 2010s, it was very common to catch articles about it. Almost everybody would have heard about the 3D printed kidney by now. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RMx31GnNXY) However, since late […]

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Wearing The Charm of Astrology

There is no scientific proof that the planets influence our behaviour, or how our birthdates influence our personalities. Why then, do we still believe in astrology? In a way, astrology gives us a sense of meaning that we cannot find anywhere else. Astrology offers things which many of us find very desirable: information and assurance about the future, a way to be absolved of their current situation and future decisions, and a way to feel connected to the entire cosmos. […]

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A Special Type of Designer – Part Two

  Designer Taekyeom Lee built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. In part two of his interview with Ginkgo3D, he shares with our readers his experience in perfecting his ceramic art pieces made with 3D printing. (Part Two) Ginkgo3D: After some two years, you have finally achieved success in combining 3D printing with […]

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A Special Type of Designer – Part One

Designer Taekyeom Lee uses unconventional methods to create three-dimensional type (printed characters or letters) with materials and techniques unique to type design – such as ceramics and various analogue and digital craft techniques. He built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. Ginkgo3D: How did your research on type design bring you into 3D […]

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