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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

3D: printing the future

3D: Printing the Future is an exhibition in our Antenna gallery.

3D printers inspire creativity: the exhibition wall is an explosion of over 600 printed objects. But where’s the real innovation?

Explore this exhibition to 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.

See lighter, more efficient plane parts created through 3D printing that could save fuel on your flights.

Check out 3D printed replacement body parts – from those already used today, to the possible 3D printed organs of the future.

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 in Inversive Embodiment, an intricate sculptural work by Tobias Klein that incorporates MRI scans and St Paul’s Cathedral.

How will 3D printing shape your future?

Principal funder:


Major funders:

EPSRC logo       Renishaw logo           Nottingham University logo 

With additional thanks to 3TRPD Ltd, Laser Lines Ltd and RepRap Professional Ltd for significant donations to the mass display.

This is 3D Printing

Find out how 3D printers create shapes

3D: printing the future

Find out what 3D printing will do for you
Floor: G
From 09/10/2013
To 07/02/2015
Price: Free