3D Metalforge and SIMTech to Develop Large Format LAAM Technology in Singapore

  3D Metalforge has signed a collaboration agreement with SIMTech to develop commercially Singapore’s first large format Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) technology for 3D printing in industrial applications. Announced at the launch of Singapore’s first end-to-end 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC), this collaboration is supported and co-funded by NAMIC. The LAAM technology currently has one of the largest print beds available for metal printing, up to 3-4 times larger than the largest powder bed printers currently available on […]

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Two Professors Use Tetrahedral Installation to Light Up Marina Bay

A luminous tetrahedral mesh spanning 10 metres, (Ultra) Light Network is the latest 3D printed innovation achieved by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Assistant Professors Felix Raspall and Carlos Banon. Displayed at this year’s iLight Marina Bay in Singapore, the interactive light sculpture is an exploration of how full-scale 3D printed components can create a system to “address not only structural requirements but also power transmission, and information communication within a seamless and continuous aesthetic.” The annual light […]

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Mystique & Magnificence in a 3D Architectural Model Workshop

Entering Eric Tan’s architectural model workshop is like entering into a fantasy world of mystique and magnificence. All around the worktables are mosques, mosques and more mosques in various stages of completion. Next to these sculptural pieces, the other models of flats, condominiums and urban planning projects seem to pale in comparison. The reason for all this activity is that his company AnneSing Pte Ltd is preparing models for an Islamic museum in a nearby country that will open in […]

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Designed in Shenzhen: An Insight Into a 3D Printing Studio in China

Hello Shenzhen participant Laura Elvira, resident at Pineprint, writes about her experience as a guest designer in Shenzhen In my practice as a material and surface designer, I often use a combination of digital and analogue tools and processes. I am particularly interested in 3D printing for textiles and traditional textile craft. I have been involved with 3D printing for over seven years now, and despite the market´s continuous growth, the reality is that I have seen many companies struggling […]

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Cosplay and the Dilemma of 3D Printing

The convention grounds bustle with activity. Walls of photographers form, their cameras flashing as cosplayers pose for photos, each dressed in colourful costumes from various anime, game and TV series. The cosplay industry is a fairly niche area. The intention is to replicate a specific character from a manga, anime or film. Cosplay costumes vary greatly from simple themed clothing to highly detailed costumes. Many cosplayers create their own outfits, often referencing images of the characters. The skill of a […]

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