This exhibition ended on 7 February 2014
Discover how innovators use 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life. The exhibition display includes an explosion of over 600 printed objects, revealing how 3D printers inspire creativity and ground-breaking design.
The stories we’ve uncovered focus on the future of industry, medicine and whether 3D printing will change your shopping experience. For example:
- lighter, more efficient plane parts that could save fuel on your flights
- replacement body parts – from those already used today, to the possible 3D printed organs of the future
- an open-source mechanical hand that carpenter Richard Van As made on a consumer machine to replace his missing fingers.
You can also see how 3D printing can inspire artists in Inversive Embodiment, an intricate sculptural work by Tobias Klein that incorporates MRI scans and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Please note that all images, videos and other assets on the 3D printing pages are not re-usable and subject to copyright.
If you do wish to download or re-use these assets email Gemma.Levett@sciencemuseum.ac.uk for more information.