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30 MARCH 2014

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

"At the centre of the process is the KamerMaker, or Room Builder, a scaled–up version of an open–source home 3D–printer, developed with Dutch firm Ultimaker. It uses the same principle of extruding layers of molten plastic, only enlarged about 10 times, from printing desktop trinkets to chunks of buildings up to 2x2x3.5m high.

For a machine–made material, the samples have an intriguingly hand–made finish. In places, it looks like bunches of black spaghetti. There are lumps and bumps, knots and wiggles, seams where the print head appears to have paused or slipped, spurting out more black goo than expected.

'We're still perfecting the technology,' says Heinsman. The current material is a bio–plastic mix, usually used as an industrial adhesive, containing 75% plant oil and reinforced with microfibres. They have also produced tests with a translucent plastic and a wood fibre mix, like a liquid form of MDF that can later be sawn and sanded. 'We will continue to test over the next three years, as the technology evolves,' she says. 'With a second nozzle, you could print multiple materials simultaneously, with structure and insulation side by side.'"

(Oliver Wainwright, 28 March 2014, The Guardian)

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20143D printing • 3D-printed house • Amsterdamarchitecture • biodegradable materials • black spaghetti • brickbuilding process • canal • canal house • computer-controlled gantry • contour crafting • cyberarchitecturedesign futuresdigital fabricationdigital forming • Dus Architects • dwellingfabrication • gable • honeycomb lattice • honeycomb structurehouse • housebuilding • housing • Janjaap Ruijssenaars • KamerMake • lattice • liquorice • machine-made material • made on-demandmanufacturingMDFmobius stripnew crafts • novelty technology • oozingplant oilplastic • plastic facade • print structures • printingrapid manufacturing • Room Builder • synthetic sandstone • technological developmentsThe Guardian • treacle • Ultimaker • wood fibre

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Linda Carroli
25 OCTOBER 2013

Working gun made with 3D printer

"The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas. Anti–gun campaigners have criticised the project. Europe's law enforcement agency said it was monitoring developments. ...

The idea is that as the printers become cheaper, instead of buying goods from shops, consumers will instead be able to download designs and print out the items at home. But as with all new technologies, there are risks as well as benefits."

(Rebecca Morelle, 6 May 2013)

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20133D printing • ABS plastic • anti-gun campaign • ATF • BBC World Serviceblueprint • Cody Wilson • complex solid objects • computer printer • controversial group • cost effectivecriminal acts • crypto-anarchist • cybercrime • Defense Distributed (organisation) • destructive potentialethical considerations • Europol • firearm • freely availablegun • gun control • gun laws • law enforcementlaw studentmanufacturing • National Firearms Act • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence • personal liberties • plasticpotential for harmproduct designtechnological determinismtechnological developmentstechnological instrumentalismtechnology as neutralTexas • Undetectable Firearms Act • University of Texas • US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

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Simon Perkins
07 FEBRUARY 2013

Shugo Tokumaru's Katachi: an animation of PVC silhouettes

Director, Concept, Animation – Kijek/Adamski, Production – Katarzyna Rup / Ab Film Production, Cast – Artur Cetnarowski, Gaffer – Heliograf, Blitz, Studio set – PlumArt Marcin "Śliwa" Śliwiński, Arek Szot, Joanna Kijek, PVC cutting – Dawid Krzyżanowski/ My–Art myart.com.pl, Thanks – Studio Las, Paweł Reyman.

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2013animationcolour • computer-controlled cutter • continuous movement • design formalismflatgeometric figuresgeometric forms • katachi • Katarzyna Kijek • layeredmusic videopatternplastic • Przemyslaw Adamski • PVCrhythmic motionshape • Shugo Tokumaru • silhouettestop framestop motion animationtracking cameravisual designvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
01 JANUARY 2013

Midway Atoll where albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic

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2012 • albatross • animal cruelty • bottle top • Chris Jordancritical habitatdebrisdestructive practices • ecological disaster • ecological responsibility • environmental consequences • environmental tragedy • Honoluluhuman activities • ingesting • marine debris • microbeads • Midway Atoll • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge • Pacific islandphotographer • photographic narrative • plasticplastic bottles • remote location • remote paradise • responsibilityrubbish • sea birds • short filmtoxic materialsunnecessary sufferingvisual journey • wildlife conservation

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Simon Perkins
07 JUNE 2009

Fabrication of organic transistors through printing

"Another important characteristic of organic transistors is the simplicity of the method used to produce them. Inorganic transistors require massive vacuum systems and complex manufacturing processes. However, most organic materials can be dissolved in organic solvents to create 'inks' that can be used to create circuits simply by printing them under normal atmospheric conditions. Printing technology can also be readily adapted to the production of flexible substrates and large substrates. With the methods used to manufacture conventional inorganic transistors, only a few percent of the materials are actually used. Printing is far more efficient, and by optimizing the method it is possible to achieve usage rates as high as 90%. For this reason, this manufacturing method is also attractive from an environmental perspective. Sony is currently conducting research into the fabrication of organic transistors through printing."
(Sony Corporation, 2009)

1). N. Yoneya, N. Hirai, N. Kawashima, M. Noda, K. Nomoto, M. Wada, J. Kasahara, I. Yagi, K. Tsukagoshi, Y. Aoyagi, Digest of Tech. Papers of AM–LCD 05, 25 (2005).
2). I. Yagi, N. Hirai, M. Noda, A. Imaoka, Y. Miyamoto, N. Yoneya, K. Nomoto, J. Kasahara, A. Yumoto, T.Urabe, Society for Information Display 07 Digest , 1753(2007). Sony press release: http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/News/Press/200705/07–053/

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devicediscoverydisplaydisplay technologyengineeringfabricationflexibleLCD • Organic TFT • organic transistors • OTFT • plastic • polymer • polymer organic TFT • printingproduct designresearchscreenSonytechnology • TFT • TFT-LCD • thin film • thin-film transistor • transistor

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Simon Perkins
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