3D printing could arguably be one of the most influential inventions of the 21st century. It has enabled individuals to create a wide range of products in a number of different industries. From furniture to healthcare to apparel/accessories, 3D printing has allowed a numerous number of products thought to otherwise be unattainable, available to the masses. Although many are aware of 3D printing, they may not understand the full advantages that it can have and how exactly it works. The Design Exchange, which is known for their amazing exhibits, is educating the public on 3D printing through their latest exhibit, 3DXL: A Large Scale 3D Printing Exhibition.
3DXL is the Design Exchange’s first off site exhibit and it is definitely not one to miss. Co-presented by The Great Gulf, and The Printing House, the exhibit is taking place in Toronto at The Great Gulf, located at the corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way. The exhibit, curated by Sara Nickleson, DX Curator and Director of Collections, allows visitors to fully experience all aspects of 3D printing including work by world-renowned professionals. On display is the “3D Print Canal House” by Amsterdam based architects DUS, as well as the “Arabesque Wall” by Swiss Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger. This amazing exhibit is also showcasing the world’s first ever 3D printed pavilion made entirely from sea salt. If you’re still looking for more, Toronto based, Denegri Bessai Studio, are using 3D printing to showcase their Mangrove Structure.
Why is this 3D Printing Exhibit So Important?
Not only is this exhibit showcasing the amazing work 3D printing can accomplish, but it is also teaching visitors about the usability surrounding 3D printing through a number of interactive workshops. There are also a number of events featuring industrial professionals discussing 3D printing and it’s many advantages more in depth. What is more impressive is that the 3DXL is offering camp sessions for individuals interested in learning more about the subject.
MAKO Design + Invent is thrilled that this event is taking place in one of our home cities. As a full service product development firm, we work with 3D printing fairly frequently and love seeing the amazing products it can produce. It is also great that individuals can learn more about this service and potentially become inspired to create something of their very own. 3DXL is on until August 14th, so be sure to check it out!
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