May.13, 2013

Augmented reality and 3D printing are the hottest emerging technologies and two most impactful and radical innovations of our time.

"Thanks to these techniques, we now to live in a true DIY world. Want something? Make it! Be it not 'for real', then virtual."

"Although the techniques share a similar vision, they are opposites as well. Whereas augmented reality is instant and infinitely customizable, 3D printing takes time and the output is static. But what is the result when both are combined?"

This is the latest project Joris van Tubergen worked on together with augmented reality artist sander veenhof: the "Ultimarker" - from virtual to reality. Joris van Tubergen studied Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is actively involved in the development of the Ultimaker, and has started his own project '€1,- per minute design', in which the printing time determines the price of the product.

Dutch new media artist Sander Veenhof studied computer science at the VU university in Amsterdam and graduated at the Instable Media department of the Rietveld Art Academy. His recent works foremostly exist in the augmented public space worldwide, accessible through a smartphone. To Veenhof, AR provides a perfect environment to work on projects in which virtual elements and physical components truly integrate and mutually empower each other, leading to a result that could not be possible otherwise.

Joris van Tubergen & Sander Veenhof work together to explore emerging technologies, the merger of 3D printing and augmented reality. Check it out the video below and follow the step-by-step instructions here.

Thanks to Joris for the tip!


Posted in 3D Printing Technology



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Joshua wrote at 5/14/2013 11:08:03 AM:

nothing cool as always from ultifaker

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