The complex computer-aided weaves and waves characteristic of the late architect Zaha Hadid’s work is on full display in hat form, a fashionable reference to the sweeping steel facade of the firm’s recently completed 11-story 520 West 28th luxury condo development – the lone NYC project attributed to the late architect, Zaha Hadid. ZHA director Patrik Schumacher’s 3D-printed nylon hat takes on some of the same curvature of the inspiring
<a href="https://design-milk.com/zaha-hadid-architects-3d-printed-hline-hat/zaha-hadid-highline-hats-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Zaha-Hadid-Highline-hats-5-810x456.jpg" alt="Zaha Hadid Architects’ 3D Printed Hat Tops the Crowd" /></a> Last week’s <a href="https://www.thehighline.org/hatparty2018" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">High Line Hat Party</a> gleefully advertised itself as a “<em>clothing optional, hats required</em>” fashion-forward soiree – the sort of fashionably festive Gotham social event where participants feel compelled to put on a show. Though we didn’t attend, we’re crowning the sweeping fluidity of <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>‘ 3D-printed H-Line Hat as “best in show”.
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Designed and manufactured in Italy, DEFOSS efforts have resulted in three versions of the Logigram turntable, each designed to appeal to varying levels of entry-level audiophile specifications: the Logigram One Black/White, Logigram One Premium, and Logigram One Ultimate. The first two feature a slim 30mm plinth, with the all-wood Premium model standing above the more affordable wood fiber built Black/White editions. The Unsurprisingly, the Ultimate model represents their most premium efforts, with aa noticeably larger build
<a href="https://design-milk.com/logigram-turntable-3d-printing/logigram-turntable-5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Logigram-turntable-5-810x528.jpg" alt="The Logigram Turntable Combines Analog Audio With 3D Printing" /></a> Music has a long history of bringing people together, and in the case of Italian architect Luca Chieregato and Chilean industrial designer Josefina Troncoso, it was their shared passion for music that inspired a collaboration under the studio moniker <a href="https://defoss.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">DEFOSS</a> (an acronym of “Design, Furniture, Objects in Space”). The Logigram Turntable is the result of their efforts – an analog record player featuring an innovative anti-vibrational CNC milled plinth and 3D-printed tonearm comprised of only three sections.
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The products may be designed by them in Poland but the items themselves can be printed anywhere in the world without the need for the typical supply chain, thereby reducing costs and their carbon footprint. And since the entire design is a digital creation, it can be customized by each individual. Each product is printed using 100% biodegradable PLA filaments, which also happen to be made from renewable resources. Photos by Jan Kriwol, Daniel Jaroszek, and UAU Project.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/layers-a-collection-of-3d-printed-everyday-objects-by-uau-project/layers-uau-1-grid/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/LAYERS-UAU-1-Grid-810x540.jpg" alt="LAYERS: A Collection of 3D Printed Everyday Objects by UAU project" /></a> Presented during NYCxDESIGN, LAYERS is a collection of household objects that are designed by <a href="http://uauproject.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">UAU project</a> to be made at home using a desktop 3D printer. While desktop 3D printers have often been seen as a novelty and not capable of producing anything useful, the Warsaw-based studio aims to change that to prove that design-focused products can be 3D printed at home.
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On display at the V&A for The Future Starts Here exhibition, the collaboration between the BMW Design Department and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Self-Assembly Lab explores the possibilities offered by complex printed silicone assemblages connected with precise pneumatic controls to manipulate volume and shape. The effects are not unlike watching the initial malleable bodies of arthropods as they emerge from larval state. In configurable groupings, the technology is envisioned to offer automotive interior designs the ability to design cars with cabins capable of transforming, adapting, and morphing from one state to another. At the touch of a button, seating could be moved, or even added, to different sections of
<a href="https://design-milk.com/bmw-design-department/bmw-mit-01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/BMW-MIT-01-810x540.jpg" alt="BMW and MIT Envision Automotive Interiors That Can Change Shape" /></a> In the near future car interiors may transcend the limitations of today’s fixed passenger layouts, capable of morphing into different configurations as desired using adaptable 3D-printed inflatable structures as developed by researchers at BMW Design Department in collaboration with MIT’s Self-Assembly Laboratory.
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From Andy Barr, Adidas’s global category director for running:
<a href="https://design-milk.com/studio-hagel-remixes-3d-printed-adidas-alphaedge-4d/studiohagel-remix-adidas/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/StudioHagel-Remix-adidas-810x609.jpg" alt="Studio Hagel Remixes 3D Printed Adidas ALPHAEDGE 4D" /></a> Oxygen and light applied onto liquid polymer. That’s the formula <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Adidas</a> is using to manufacture their latest generation of footwear, the <a href="https://www.adidas.com/us/alphaedge-4d-shoes/AC8485.html" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">ALPHAEDGE 4D</a>. Digital Light Synthesis was developed with <a href="https://www.carbon3d.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carbon</a> to allow the footwear makers to tailor midsole structure for cushioning, stability, and comfort specific to the weight and activity of its wearer. Now Amsterdam’s <a href="http://www.studiohagel.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Hagel</a> is using the 3D-printed midsoles and compositing a hybrid shoe as componetry to reconstruct their own unique hi-top reinterpretation.
With AlphaEdge 4D our goal is to enhance the athlete’s preparation for their sport. Running is the foundation of every athlete’s training and at adidas we understand that each athlete exhibits different movement patterns based on their sport, stature and gender.The original goals of the ALPHAEDGE 4D as stated above – available domestically in the US since February – may have been motivated in
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Nervous System developed custom software to create the designs and because of their changing volumes and densities, the pieces can only be produced via 3D printing. The new ceramic material is made by Formlabs and once each piece is 3D printed, it’s hand-sanded, glazed, and fired twice in a kiln up to 2340F to get that perfect shiny finish. If ceramic isn’t your thing, the collection
<a href="https://design-milk.com/nervous-system-launches-porifera-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry-with-formlabs/porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Porifera-nervous-system-3d-jewelry-formlabs-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Nervous System Launches Porifera 3D Printed Ceramic Jewelry with Formlabs" /></a> <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/index.php" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nervous System</a> is no stranger to <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/nervous-system/" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">3D printed jewelry</a> as they’ve been creating it since 2009, but their latest collection, <a href="https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/line.php?code=21" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Porifera</a>, explores a new medium: a 3D printed ceramic resin. The collection is two years in the making as they experimented with different materials in collaboration with <a href="https://formlabs.com/blog/nervous-system-developing-3d-printed-ceramic-jewelry/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Formlabs</a>. The partnership brings forth necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with shapes inspired by deep sea glass sponges. The complex forms could never have been made without new technologies that allow those complex forms to be created.
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The innovative seat is created using an injection molding technique that merges two layers of rod-shaped acrylic resin into the three-dimensional, matrix-like structure you see in the finished project. The original MATRIX chair came in red, black, and white plastic versions while the new version comes in acrylic resin, which has never been used in this type of chair design before.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/tokujin-yoshioka-reveals-transparent-3d-printed-matrix-chair-for-kartell/matrix-chair-tokujin-yoshioka-kartell-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/MATRIX-chair-Tokujin-Yoshioka-Kartell-1-810x693.jpg" alt="Tokujin Yoshioka Reveals Transparent 3D Printed MATRIX Chair for Kartell" /></a> Fresh off of last year’s MATRIX launch, designer <a href="http://www.tokujin.com/en/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tokujin Yoshioka</a> has expanded the collection for Kartell to include a transparent MATRIX chair and high stool. The new pieces combine a sculptural resin seat with wood or metal legs resulting in an icy, ethereal aesthetic.
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Founded by Goldsmiths University of London graduates, Ben Redford and Alex Smilansky, the Mayku FormBox began as a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2016. Advertised as an entry-level machine engineered to combine heat with the aid of an attached household vacuum cleaner, the FormBox was conceived as the most affordable and smallest prototyping and mold making vacuum forming machine. Its primary target was designers, individual artists, professional
<a href="https://design-milk.com/formbox/formbox-with-designs-white/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/FormBox-with-designs-white-810x594.jpg" alt="The Makyu FormBox Will Make a Mold Out of Nearly Anything" /></a> Unlike the ever-nascent category of consumer-priced 3D printers, vacuum forming has a long and established history, with casting and moulding machines holding patents since the 1960s. The heat to plastic process doesn’t require knowledge of 3D modeling software, the materials required are cheap, and replicating three-dimensional objects into molds using sheets of thermoplastic is satisfyingly near instantaneous. But until now, vacuum forming machines were hulking, prohibitively priced, and definitely not intended for small-scale use. The <a href="https://www.mayku.me/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Makyu FormBox</a> has set out to change that.
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