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Design Museum Teaches The Craft Of 3D Printing

Design Museum Teaches The Craft Of 3D Printing
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London's Design Museum gives the public a taste of 3D printing tools and methods in their exhibition on new age manufacturing.

Keerthana Jagadeesh
  • 8 august 2013

London Design Museum‘s latest exhibition, “The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution” is set on educating people about new methods of manufacturing, and its proposed future trajectory. The exhibition has a DIY vibe and is set up as a mini 3D printing factory where visitors can try their hand at creating their own product designs.

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The 3D printing methods are also taught to customers by Museum employees rather than design professionals, demonstrating how the Museum is trying to take this new manufacturing tool to the masses.

The exhibition focuses on how companies and brands have tried to involve customers in the design and manufacture of their products through customization and preferences. The Museum has a deconstruction of adidas shoes that shows how customers can create their own dream shoes.

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Speaking about the DIY age of manufacturing, the curator of the exhibition, Alex Newson says,

Small-scale makers and sellers have typically produced the type of objects that factories don’t. But what if small companies, or even individuals, began making objects that were previously only viable, either technologically or economically, through mass-manufacture?

The exhibition strives to show how manufacturing has changed over the ages. Gone are the days of mass production of a single type of product. Now we can recreate our own shoes, tables, anything, according to our specifications with 3D printing tools.

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