„Meet the Makers“ at InDEx Milan, Italy

Monday 16th of December I was invited to represent [ digimorphé ] at the „Meet the Makers“ event at InDEx Independent Design Exhibition in Milan. The very nice aperitivo was a great opportunity for meeting an interested audience and many skilled Italian makers. Thank you very much to Paola Miglio and her fabulous team for organizing everything!

 [ digimorphé ] stand at InDEx

[ digimorphé ] stand at InDEx

 The nice venue in Milan

The nice venue in Milan

 Makers and interested audience

Makers and interested audience

"3D-Drucken" conference in Zurich, Switzerland

Last Wednesday I attended a very interesting conference in Zurich dedicated to 3D printing. The speakers were experts of important Swiss institutions from different sectors. The discussions gave discerning insights about the status quo as well as future scenarios related to this technology. Two 3D printers in action and examples of prints in various materials gave the possibility to experience the technology firsthand.

 Flyer of the conference

Flyer of the conference

 3D printers in action

3D printers in action

 Examples of 3D prints

Examples of 3D prints

3D Printshow London

Last week I travelled to London to visit the three days 3D Printshow held at the Business Design Centre. I attended the fair as well as different lectures and workshops held by some of the most important players in the multifaceted world of digital fabrication. I had the chance to talk to many interesting people with inside knowledge, see the latest products and technologies and touch with my hands the newest materials.

On Sunday I went to visit the "3D: printing the future" exhibition at the Science Museum in London, a great overview of the topic, aimed at a large audience.

A lot of inputs and inspiration that will surely infuse my work!

 3D Printshow fair

3D Printshow fair

 3D Printshow live catwalk

3D Printshow live catwalk

 3D Printshow workshop

3D Printshow workshop

   
  
 
  
    
  
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  "3D: printing the future" exhibition at the Science Museum

"3D: printing the future" exhibition at the Science Museum

[ digimorphé ] at Operae Independent Design Festival in Turin, Italy

Below some impressions from the great three days of the Operae Independent Design Festival in Turin.

The location was the impressive industrial cathedral named "Officine Grandi Riparazioni", built end of the 19th century for repairing trains. There were about 70 exhibitors from Italy and Europe and lots of events, workshops and conferences for more than 18’000 attendants. I had the pleasure to not only show my products to an interesting and interested audience, but also to share knowledge about creative coding and 3D printing. Overall it was an amazing experience and I went back home with many inputs and new energy: thank you all!

 Entrance Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Entrance Officine Grandi Riparazioni

 Impression of the Festival (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

Impression of the Festival (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

 My stand

My stand

 Visitors (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

Visitors (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

 Meeting with international buyers (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

Meeting with international buyers (Courtesy of Operae, PEPE fotografia)

Necklace by [ digimorphé ] selected for the "3D Print Exhibition" at Maker Faire Rome

A necklace designed and 3D printed by [ digimorphé ] has been selected for the "3D Print Exhibition" at Maker Faire Rome, running from 4 to 6 October (http://www.makerfairerome.eu/en/).

 The shape of the necklace was created experimenting with code written with the open source programming language Processing and the piece was printed with an Ultimaker 3D printer. Although the necklace was designed and produced digitally, the print done with the DIY 3D printer gives a „handmade“, unique quality to the piece.

 3D printed necklace for the Maker Faire Rome exhibition

3D printed necklace for the Maker Faire Rome exhibition

 Detail of the 3D printed necklace

Detail of the 3D printed necklace

Tasteful Notes

I always had a latent interest in 3D modeling software and was fascinated by the 3D printer we had in our FabLab in Lugano were I studied Interaction Design, but it was when I had to jump into the subject by myself while working on my final project that I really realized the potential of those technologies. 

I prototyped "Tasteful Notes", a multi-touchpoint service for customized, edible prints (if you are interested in the paper, you can download the PDF). In the project description I concluded: “The domains of “scanning” and “printing”, both 2D and 3D, are experiencing a tremendous development and expansion. Technologies that were confined to the professional sector are now becoming more and more accessible to the large public and special domains such as food printing are emerging. The service presented here shows some of the great potential of those new technologies, also in the domain of customization and in the exchange of objects, information and emotions among people.”

The seeds for [ digimorphé ]  were planted!

 Myself experimenting 3D scanning with a Kinect and running Processing

Myself experimenting 3D scanning with a Kinect and running Processing

 Refining the scan in MeshLab

Refining the scan in MeshLab

 3D printing at FabLab Lugano

3D printing at FabLab Lugano

 Finished print of me waving

Finished print of me waving