PREVIEW Frame #123 - Jul/Aug 2018

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The future of 3D PRINTING looks familiar TECHNOLOGY – As a production method, 3D printing is finally shedding its association with novelties and gimmicks. Objects once unavailable to consumers – for geographical or economic reasons – are now being democratized, thanks to both the medium

and the commercial adoption of opensource design. A public able to witness the transformation of digital files into familiar products – homes, cars, furniture and food – can better comprehend the technology’s potential. – KG

In an unlikely relationship between heritage and technology, architecture-engineering firm EDG came up with a software solution that 3D prints moulds for architectural decoration. The project, Modern Ornamental, was inspired by the multitude of buildings being demolished because of a lack of funds for restoration. EDG software can help to salvage centuries-old stonework and to create brand-new embellished façades.

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