World’s First Mechanical 3D Printer Is Powered By Gravity
Analog 3D Printer is half machine, half kinetic sculpture
Daniel de Bruin exhibited ‘This New Technology’ at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDesign 2016. Tucked in the back of the Dutch design room, the mechanical 3D printer commanded a steady crowd of onlookers during the entire run of the event. Bruin’s machine methodically turned out a series of additive clay vessels which became part of the exhibition.
After experimenting with digital 3D printers, Bruin told PSFK he got frustrated with the sterilized results that didn’t show his personal touch. ‘This New Technology’ brought together his interest in production processes and handcraft. The ‘printer’ itself is as much a work of art as the objects the machine produces.