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Hot Off The 3D Printer: Tobias Klein

His work has created some of the coolest things we’ve seen printed. From Inverted Embodiment (a 3D printed cross section of St Paul’s Cathedral with an MRI scan of his heart modelled inside), to a pioneering chandelier with crystals growing out of it, Tobias Klein’s art installations offer a thought-provoking insight into what you can achieve when you mix art with technology.

A German architect now living in Hong Kong, Tobias has become Asia’s leading professor in new media art. Which is why here at Laser Lines, we asked him for an exclusive design we could print from one of our Stratasys machines.

The Vase is the first piece to be printed from his Vessels of Vanitas collection and we will be showcasing it for the first time on Stand 1 at DEVELOP3D Live 2015 this Thursday.

Tobias’ piece is truly a one-off. It’s printed in a very clear PolyJet material blend of clear and solid materials, and is pretty surreal to look at. We wanted something on our stand to showcase the conceptual side of 3D printing and to highlight the endless possibilities you can achieve by blending PolyJet multi-materials.Jane Gibbons, Technical Sales Engineer

As the UK’s largest reseller of Stratasys machines, the Laser Lines team will also be on hand to give you the real story behind the 3D printing headlines and we will be showcasing the powerful Fortus 250mc, the versatile PolyJet desktop printer the Objet30 Prime and the MakerBot Replicator Z18.

DEVELOP3D Live 2015 is unique in bringing together the latest CAD and 3D printing innovations and technologies under one roof, as well as highlighting future trends and products within the engineering and design community. There are 36 keynote speakers on the day including some innovative leaders from the world of 3D printing:

  • Joseph Scott Scheiller from HP will be talking about Removing The Barriers To Adoption Of 3D Print. HP have recently announced their plans for a new printer in 2016 and he plans to share what HP has learned about driving from analog to digital transformation as well as HP’s vision for advancing the state of the art of 3D Printing.
  • Frank Cooper from the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre will be talking about how the jewellery industry is adopting Additive Manufacturing. With examples of jewellery that have been manufactured using different AM technologies – he will be also talking about how designers can involve customers in the co-design of their customised pieces using AM.
  • Jay Short from Inition – a Shoreditch-based company that specialises in installation based experiences – will be talking about integrating technologies such as 3D scanning, haptic interfaces and augmented reality and projection mapping and integrating these with 3D printing.

DEVELOP3D Live 2015 is being held at Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday 26 March 2015. Come and join the Laser Lines team on Stand 1. To reserve your place for free visit DEVELOP3D Live.

All Tobias Klein photographs courtesy of Studio Tobias Klein, IP Arts

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