IAAC Takes Part to "3D. Imprimir el Mundo" at the Espacio Fundación Telefonica in Madrid

What is 3D printing and what has been its way to the present? What kind of printed objects currently exist in and in which areas are they used? How far can you get the use of 3D printers?

These and other issues will be addressed in 3D. Imprimir el mundo, an exhibition curated by the Spanish architects and designers Carmen Baselga and Héctor Serrano, which will be displayed on the fourth floor of the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid from June 15 to October 22, 2017 and showcases about 100 works, from 77 providing entities, which belong to 87 authors.

The exhibition explores the impact of three dimensional printing in our society. The industrial revolution of the late eighteenth century made possible the mass production of consumer goods, radically changed the economy and society; now this new manufacturing technology achieves the opposite: individualized manufacturing.

3D printing allows you to create customizable objects, to the point of undermining economies of scale, questioning the need to manufacture hundreds or thousands of units to cheapen the product and finally reach the consumer.

In this framework IAAC is displaying several research projects about Additive Manufacturing such as Pylos, Minibuilders, Mataereal and Piel Vivo.

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