Paris 3D Printshow – Day Two: The Nature of 3D Printing
3D Printshow Paris 2015 is surely a place to go, as it grabs many creative people gathered around the the latest technology. Because of that we used the trade fair as the opportunity to educate many about the impact of the 3D print on other technologies just by showing them the objects applied into a particular field.
The most popular and vital branches we put focus on are automotives, robotics and consumer goods sector.
The models displayed in our stand gained much attention among the visitors who, just by reading the notes concerning the appplication or asking our team members, could receive solid knowledge on 3D printing utility. Ability to check the quality and the surface structure was yet another advantage that helped to learn about the properties of each material.
Apart from the already – known materials like Z-GLASS, Z-ULTRAT, Z-HIPS and Z-ABS, the visitors were introduced to the new material dedicated for Zortrax Inventure 3D printer – Z-ULTRAT Plus. This material, as it was made for our latest 3D printer Inventure is available in a form of a cartridge, and its main characteristics include features like durability and resistance which make the material ideal for industrial prototyping and pre-production testing.
Obviously, our stand would be incomplete without presenting you our newest 3D printer – Zortrax Inventure. This smart and innovative, yet very reasonably priced machine shows, that thanks to great functionalities like closed heated chamber, dissolvable support and print control, everyone can create good quality 3D prints without leaving his or her desktop.
There’s Even More to See
Although focused on serving our guests best, we found some time to see what’s happening around the corner. Apart from the multiple panel discussions covering the design in the 3D printing field, there was also some space for more aesthetics sensations. Paris is definitely a place of art, so also the visitors of the 3D Printshow could enjoy observing the artistic approach towards the additive manufacturing.
The artist and an American professor Darlene Farris-Labar showed, that additive manufacturing can save what is sometimes lost, by creating an installation made of 3D printed flowers. Her initial intention was to save the unique and extinct species of plants and flowers and display them to her students. However, the printed flowers gathered on the wall created an impressive installation that shows that 3D printing and art make the perfect match.
Yet another talented designer who used a 3D printer to turn his ideas into tangible objects was Duong Le Thai, a Vietnamese artist who in his works wanted to capture the uniqueness of the human body and nature. As Le Thai’s profession is sculptor and also orthopaedic surgeon, in his works we can see a clash between the modernistic materialisation of the body with precise anatomical shapes.
Another works that we have come across during our second day in Carousel du Louvre were birds created by Ryan Buyssens an American artist and a professor of sculpture and applied design. The models that share the features of animals and mechanical devices came up as his individual answer to the fast progressing technology and its future direction.
All the installations are definitely worth seeing, being both aesthetic sensations and functional 3D printed models that make a statement on the impressive and constantly growing application of the 3D printing technology.