Interactive Fabrication @ 3D⚡DC
Several members of the Computational Design Lab just got back from participating in 3D⚡DC: 3D Printing Comes to the Nation’s Capital, an event in Washington DC aimed at introducing 3D Printing to policy makers. Event participants included a who’s who of 3D printing industry members, academics, designers, and makers. We were kindly invited to demo a number of works from the Interactive Fabrication project.
Modeling a catfish with Beautiful Modeler!
MakerBot in action.
Bre Pettis and his 3D printed self.
A concept scale model chair from MGX by Materialise
Hod Lipson told us the real ‘killer app’ for 3D printing will be food. Here Jeffrey Lipton from the Creative Machines Lab shows us a piece of 3D printed chocolate (top) and the printer that created it (bottom).
Ronald Rael works on 3D printing a special type of concrete fiber that is very strong and light.
We were lucky enough to be given a tour of a mobile FabLab, currently being used in DC before the launch of FabLabDC. Thanks to Phyllis & Alex!
Cheng and Kuan-Ju inside the venue at the Rayburn House on Capital Hill.