The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is taking part to 3D Printing – the Factory of the Future, Impression 3D – l’Usine du Future, an extensive exhibition on additive manufacturing highlighting the industrial, creative and social issues of this technique through the achievements in the fields of Design, Architecture, Fashion, Health, Research and Food.
Revealing the potentials for new uses and economic opportunities offered by 3D printing, the exhibition shows how this new mode of production, combined with digital designs tools, will change our lifestyles and consumption.
IAAC Open Thesis Fabrication (OTF) research projects Mataerial, Minibuilders and Pylos are part of the 70 innovative 3D printing projects showcased in the exhibition that will be held at Le Lieu du Design in Paris from the 1st of April to the 9th of July 2016.
Mataerial is a new method of additive manufacturing which allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. By using innovative extrusion technology, the robotic arm is able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process.
Minibuilders is a family of small-scale construction robots, all mobile and capable of constructing objects far larger than the robots itself. Each of the robots is made to perform a diverse task, linked to the different phases of construction, and work together with the other robots towards the implementation of a single structural outcome.
The Pylos research project develops 3D printing as a large-scale construction method developed with natural, biodegradable, recyclable and locally found materials.
Motivated by the desire to develop strong institutional partnerships, Le Lieu du Design and the Centre Pompidou have come together for joint reflection on 3D printing that will take place in several stages over the years 2016 and 2017.
Curator: François Brument
Catalogue: Éditions Dunod
Exhibition open from Monday to Saturday from 12h to 18h. Free entry.
Address: Le Lieu du Design, 11 Rue de Cambrai, Paris, France