30 Oct '14, 10pm

Egg-shaped pavilion is world's largest collectively 3D printed project

Egg-shaped pavilion is world's largest collectively 3D printed project

Desktop 3D printing has become increasingly affordable in recent years; there are still some limitations and some debate on how home 3D printing will or will not change manufacturing. But as a way to help visualize the possibilities of how 3D printing can be an open-source and collaborative design platform, Dutch designer Michiel van der Kley created Project EGG , a "poetic pavilion" that features 4,760 3D-printed stones -- each one different and printed by someone else abroad, and mailed back to van der Kley for final assembly. © Project EGG © Project EGG © Project EGG © Project EGG Recently exhibited during Dutch Design Week and seen over at Contemporist , Project EGG uses biodegradable polylactide (PLA) plastic "stones" that have been designed with parametric software. The project came about after van der Kley's recent experiments with desktop 3D printers, which prompte...

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