Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

3D Printing and the Animal World

by Federico Pedrocchi

I remember the smiling face of a jewellery artisan who, presented with all the possibilities offered by 3D printers, showed all his enthusiasm for the new creative opportunities, those he had been dreaming about for years.

It really opens up a new world. 3D printers offer two new great possibilities. First, you can design an object from inside while traditionally it has always been designed from outside. If I shape something from the outside, then how can I go inside? I could glue pieces together, an awful choice when crafting jewels. And then with a 3D printer you can create extraordinary and...

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