3D: printing the future
3D: printing the future is a new exhibition in the Antenna – science news gallery.
Discover how innovators are using 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life. The stories we’ve uncovered focus on the future of industry, medicine and whether 3D printing will change your shopping experience.
- Check out 3D printed replacement body parts – from those already used today, to the possible 3D printed organs of the future.
- See lighter, more efficient plane parts created through 3D printing that could save fuel on flights.
- Discover the open-source mechanical hand that carpenter Richard Van As made on a consumer machine to replace his missing fingers.
- And see how 3D printing can inspire artists through Tobias Kleinin's Inversive Embodiment, an intricate sculptural work that incorporates MRI scans and St Paul’s Cathedral.
How will 3D printing shape your future?
This exhibition runs until 10 July 2014.