Send to Print/Print to Send offers a variety of impressions of uses of 3D printing in the design industry today. This timely exhibition shows work by designers and organisations who are developing the capabilities of this technology. In addition it will include examples of the increasingly important role 3D printing plays in the design process, particularly during the complex prototyping stages.
Featuring pieces from the studios of both established and emerging designers, The Aram Gallery uses this exhibition as a way to examine how designers' processes are developing to accommodate new technological advances. We offer our visitors an idea of what 3D printing is, and how it is being contemporaneously used. This exhibition is not intended as an exhaustive overview, but a cross-disciplinary pick and mix of examples.
3D printing, the summary term for Rapid Prototyping or Additive Manufacturing is a means of creating three-dimensional objects using a specifically designed printer. In place of 'ink' a continuous strand of, most commonly, polyamide or nylon is layered up to create a 3D form based on a computer drawn image. Early uses of 3D printing were for creating prototypes as the process, although costly, is much quicker than producing a handmade model. More recently, rapid prototyping technology is being used to produce 'finished', end designs.
Send to Print/Print to Send will include works from the fields of architecture, industrial design, fashion, and product design, including work by Assa Ashuach, Michael Eden, FAT, Freedom of Creation¬¬, Jump Studios, Markus Kayser, Dirk vander Kooij, Chau Har Lee, PearsonLloyd, Chloe McCormick, Serie, Superfusionlab, Silvia Weidenbach and Unfold.
Send to Print/Print to Send
13 January–25 February 2012
The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5SG