It seems Stratasys is slowly taking over EuroMold this year with yet more exhibitor news coming from the leading additive manufacturing company. Adding to an eagerly anticipated list of brand new technology and applications, Stratasys will unveil five artworks from designer, Nick Ervinck’s 3D printed collection.
'The Sixth Element' collection will feature alongside other artist collaborations in Stratasys’ first ever art gallery. Capturing the five elements; Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Life, the pieces were printed with a high level of intricacy and transparency on Stratasys Objet Connex3 colour multi-material 3D printer.
“There is currently no other technology in the world capable of achieving the unique, transparent 3D printed art pieces I’ve created with Stratasys,” Ervinck commented. “My work has always been a hybrid between the virtual and physical world and a 3D printer is one of the few tools, if not the only one, that can efficiently mediate between the two. With the level of accuracy achievable with this technology, it is now possible to compose complex structures and designs that were unthinkable before in contemporary sculpture, pushing the limits of what is realistic to create.”
The sculptures named: Gnilicer, Bretomer, Myrstaw, Noitena and Noituls, could not be sculpted by hand so Ervinck utilised Stratasys unique digital material mix including VeroClear, VeroCyan and VeroMagenta to 3D print in different materials, shapes and opacities in a single run.
Naomi Kaempfer, Stratasys Creative Director Art Fashion Design added: “When we approached Nick, one of the tougher challenges we had for him was to embody the motion blur language of his Lightbox series into a 3D form. This adventure led us all to the birth of MYRSTAW, NOITULS and NOITENA, which perfectly encapsulate Nick’s artistic style. “
The collection will be showcased at EuroMold, Frankfurt on 25-28th November.