3D: Printing the Future Exhibition

Journalist and presenter Evan Davies poses with a 3D printed model of himself in the exhibition “3D: printing the future” in the Science Museum in London, on Oktober 8, 2013. Davies’ model features his arm in a sling due to him being scanned in August 2013 whilst recovering from a broken wrist. The exhibition features over 600 3D printed objects ranging from replacement organs to artworks, aircraft parts and a handgun. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A 3D-printed artwork. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A 3D-printed artwork, Inversive Embodiment by Tobias Klein. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A closeup of some of the 3D-printed objects. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A variety of 3D-printed objects. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

More 3D-printed objects. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A technician checks a 3D printer as it constructs a figurine. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A close-up of the printer in action. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Some 3D-printed human figures, scanned from real people. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A 3D-printed prosthetic arm. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A 3D-printed handgun which was created and fired by Finnish journalist Ville Vaarne. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

On the left is 3D printed design representing ‘Imaginary Beings’, titled ‘Pneuma 2’, designed by Professor Neri Oxman in 2012. The right image shows a 3D printed Loop light, by Assa Ashuach.

The exhibition will provide a glimpse into a medical future where doctors may be able to use 3D printing technology to create drugs that can be tailored to each patient’s needs. 3D printed ankle, insole foot and hand orthotics are shown in this image.

3D printed maxillo facial implants, by Renishaw are shown on the left. The right image shows a 3D printed 22.5 per cent scale model of the 1938 Bristol Mercury radial aircraft engine, by Peter Nicholson.

A 3D printed architectural solar analysis model for National Bank of Kuwait, by Foster and Partners, London, England, 2013 is shown on the left. A 3D printed blood vessel made from animal cells and 3D printed bladder made from animal cells, both by the University of Liverpool, are pictured on the right.

3D printed ‘Retro Font Word Pen’ samples, with 8-bit font on side and ball point pen inserts will be on display. These pens were created by Brandon Watt from Ontario, Canada.

The ‘3D: printing the future’ exhibition, which goes on display at the Science Museum in London, will showcase the creative fruits of recent 3D printing projects. Pictured is the Horse Marionette, 5/20 by Michaella Janse van Vuuren.

Sources: The Guardian, The Daily Mail

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