A brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and printing environment: creation of 3D objects on irregular, or non-horizontal surfaces has so far been treated as impossible . By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers.
Researchers Petr Novikov , Sasa Jokic
Related People Joris Laarman, Tim Geurtjens, Luis Fraguada, Fabian Scheurer, Mette Thomsen
Institutions Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Joris Laarman Studio