Mataerial – Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)

Mataerial introduction

Last year we saw the personal 3D doodle pen come out, however Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić & Joris Laarman Studio decided to take it well beyond the maker movement and into the higher architectural realm.  With the assistance of robotic arms and a brand new method of additive manufacturing they have created Anti-Gravity object modeling.  This new method has created the ability to rapidly form structure free of conventional means, going beyond traditional 2D stacking done by most 3D printers.  It will be interesting to see what the limitations, strength, and real world applications this will bring about!  Check it out after the jump! 

COLLABORATION: Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić & Joris Laarman Studio
Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
COURSE: Open Thesis Fabrication Program

Mataerial Introduction from Mataerial on Vimeo.


“MATAERIAL – 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. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.”

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Mataerial Color Programming from Mataerial on Vimeo.

Hat Tip: Charles Soder

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