Posts in category: ‘Fun stuff’

Art in 3D printing: more museum exhibitions we care about

As the fledgling technology looking to revolutionize engineering, art, manufacturing, and science, 3D printing is the focus of many an art museum looking to get in on this craze early, before it changes the landscape of all of those industries and fields across the globe. Here you’ll find exhibits that employ 3D printing technology to increase the interactivity of an exhibit, often allowing visitors to view recreations of lost works, look at the tantalizing potential of 3D printing as a craft and as an art form, and just to see innovative new pieces created by 3D printers.

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The impact of 3D printing on the art world

The application of 3D printing technologies across industrial sectors is unrelenting, and will likely continue for many decades as the ecosystem around it continues to improve and evolve. However, there is one discipline that continues to demonstrate its capabilities in the most captivating and eye-catching of ways whilst offering a wholly new medium for creativity — the art world.

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Art in engineering: museum exhibitions we care about

Few people appreciate engineering like artists. Hence, all of the engineering and design museums and artwork you see popping up in museums around the world. And while the beauty and grace many of these works come as no surprise to people who work in fields like engineering and architecture, it’s not the kind of thing the layperson might be anticipating in their museum experience. So it’s on a global scale that the tenets of engineering continue to evolve, with new technologies and ideas like 3D printing, seeping into the public consciousness. Here are a few of the more colorful (if you’ll pardon the pun) examples of engineering work being displayed in museums across the globe.

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Benchmarks: time to put your CAD workstation to the test

The day of reckoning is at hand - the money and toil poured into your CAD workstation must now face judgment. Sure, you might be sporting 2688 CUDA cores that can pump out 187 billion texels per second. A righteous sounding number, if you were paid by the texel that is. Spec dropping can quickly escalate out of hand, thanks to the internet. Who cares that your workstation leverages a tetra-bat of graphics to muster 70 billion more gigaflop-joules-per-fortnight-squared or that it might do the Kessel run in less than 14 – or perhaps 12 – parsecs? Before someone furrows their brow and disapprovingly folds their arms at your outlandish claims of CAD performance, it's high time to remove all doubt. Prove it.

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