Stratasys models to be showcased
at this year’s 3D Print show.
Stratasys Ltd. a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials has said that that the world's greenest 3D printed car, the URBEE, will be the star attraction at this year’s 3D Print show to be held at the London Design Centre, November 7-9th and at Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, November 15-16th. The exhibition will also feature a number of eye-catching Stratasys 3D printed models including collaborations with leading artist Dann Chetrit and designer Daniel Hilldrup. There will also be the latest in Hollywood props presented by Jason Lopes, Lead Systems Engineer at Legacy Effects.
URBEE - the ‘greenest' 3D printed car
So when your told 3D can print anything, what more complex structure is there than a car, which has so many intricate and vital components. Created by a small team headed by Jim Kor, president and senior designer of KOR EcoLogic, the two-seater 3D printed vehicle is considered a world first.
Unlike the hundreds of parts required in the average car, URBEE features large, intricate 3D printed parts – turning the world of traditional assembly-line manufacturing on its head.
URBEE, which stands for ‘urban electric', can reach speeds of up to 70mph (113Km) using a bio fuel likened to 100 per cent ethanol and outputs 290 miles to the gallon (1 litre per 100 kms). The team's second vehicle, URBEE 2, is set to be completed in 2015 and will include 3D printed features such as windshield wipers and a fully functional, climate controlled interior.
"My passion has always been about sustainability," says Kor. "With URBEE, our sole ambition was to create the world's most fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicle, and with the capabilities of Stratasys 3D printing, we believe we were able to bring this idea to a road-worthy reality. As such, I'm honoured to be part of the 3D Printshow and help raise further awareness of this technology and the impact it can have on the world of manufacturing."
Legacy Effects - bringing creative vision and imagination to life on the big screen
Jason Lopes, lead systems engineer for Legacy Effects, will give 3D Printshow visitors a behind-the-scenes visit into the world of 3D printed film props. He will reveal how Stratasys 3D printing technology is being used to conquer new creative frontiers in Hollywood such as movie characters and creatures to stunning cinematic props, animatronics and collectibles.
Visitors will be able to view up-close some of Lopes recent creations, from the instantly recognisable Iron Man suit to the facial models used for Avatar's Na'vi. 3D printing is revolutionizing both the way Legacy Effects works and in turn, the way movies are made.
"I'm thrilled to be attending the 3D Printshow and explain how 3D printing gives us the versatility to see our creative vision realised with zero compromise - so that what you see on screen is what you get delivered," says Lopes. "Thanks to the use of Stratasys clear and rubber 3D printing materials, as well as the ability to make eleventh-hour changes to jobs, we've never had to turn a job down. This event will give visitors an exclusive chance to see some of these eye-catching works for the very first time in the UK."
Dann Chetrit - wisdom in the womb
Widely-acclaimed French sculptor, Dann Chetrit, will also feature two human-inspired 3D printed sculptures at the show. "The human body is a source of strong emotions with an endless catalogue of feelings - it expresses everything, including what is unconscious," says Chetrit.
One of Chetrit's 3D printed pieces was created to explore the idea that human life begins with a state of wisdom. The sculpture, entitled ‘Wisdom', features an open shell which allowes the audience to observe the peaceful foetus. The second piece, entitled ‘Legacy', was 3D printed using Stratasys' Connex multi-material 3D printing technology. This enabled the sculptor to 3D print the transparent egg and main black rubber-like model simultaneously.
Daniel Hilldrup - 3D printed jewellery
UK designer, Daniel Hilldrup will preview two ‘one-off' versions of future 3D printed products from his upcoming company, ‘Fearless Forms'. Hilldrup formed the company with the aim of offering affordable, unique and daring product designs for the style and design conscious.
Hilldrup's Flexwear ‘Curls' Eyewear, is a material-inspired, fully functional pair of 3D printed eyewear. Using Stratasys' Connex multi-material 3D printing technology, the eyewear combines tiger stripes of both rubber-like and transparent material in a single print, with the rubber-like material acting as the frame hinges. "When designing the Flexwear ‘Curls' Eyewear, I wanted to create something fun and stylish in one, seamless single part whilst utilising the different performance capabilities and colour of the Stratasys materials to hide and embed a working hinge," explained Hilldrup.
Andy Middleton, Stratasys General Manager EMEA concluded: "Having such a wide-range of 3D printing applications on display at this years' 3D Printshow further demonstrates the power of this technology and the limitless impact it can have on the design world. Stratasys is proud to be an enabler of such creativity across endless industries and all I can say to potential visitors is, be prepared to be wowed!”
For more information about the show visit: http://3dprintshow.com/
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