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Artist Micah Ganske uses 3D printing to design elaborate sculptures that are incredibly detailed and nearly impossible to create using traditional methods. He says of his craft:
My sculptures are designed digitally and produced using a MakerBot 3D printer. Just as important to me as the amazing results that can be achieved with this exciting technology, is what it represents as a forward-looking technology. The dream of being able to replicate objects has always been a fixture of science fiction and I whole-heartedly embrace it as a way to create impossible artworks.
Here are some of his works:
“Industrial Ring Habitat”, Extruded Polymer, 18″x18″x5″
“Colette”, Extruded Polymer, 14″x12″x9″
Star Trek inspired- “James Tiberius Kirk #2″, Extruded Polymer, 4.5″x5″x4″
About Micah Ganske
Micah Ganske was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980. In 2002 he received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In 2005 he received his MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art. In 2005 he was the recipient of the Adobe Design Achiement Award in Digital Photography at a reception held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York where his work was also displayed. In October 2007 Deitch Projects exhibited Ganske’s first solo exhibition. In 2011 he launched his second solo exhibition with RH Gallery in Tribeca, where he is now represented. Micah Ganske is also a 2012 Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Hat tip to thecreatorsproject.
MakerBot and GrabCAD challenge you to design a futuristic vehicle that would exist in the year 2040!
Create your own 2040 vehicle design. How might we travel in the future? Air, Surface, Water, Space. Explore designs that are optimized for 3D printing and can be assembled as beautiful display models.
In this design challenge with the GrabCAD community, they are asking about your vision for the future of transportation. How will we get around in the year 2040? Will it be by car, plane, boat, bike, or something new that is yet to be created? It is up to you to decide.
Make a 3D printable version of your idea of a futuristic vehicle to win your own MakerBot Replicator™ 2. The second place winner will win a MakerBot Original Replicator (SRP $1,999 USD) and third prize receives $250 USD along with some GrabCAD merchandise. The fourth place through sixth place winners also receive a hard to get GrabCAD shirt and coffee mug.
Models can come together via snap fit, bolts, screws, or glue. For more information on how to build for 3D printing, refer to MakerBot Support.
This is a great chance to add a concept vehicle to your portfolio. This Challenge started on December 10, 2012 and ends on January 11, 2013. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2013 at the latest. Submit your entry, now!