By: In-Flexions, 2013
Material: Polyamide (Nylon)
Technology: Laser Sintering
Manufactured by: Polyrepro

When 3D printing with laser sintering, Machine manufacturers recommend recycling only 50% of the unsolidified powder of previous prints. DIGITAL CRAFT examines how to use those limitations as primitive design parameters to maximize the use of powder in a single print.

French designer François Brument set up In-Flexions studio in 2006, a research unit developing digital applications for creating objects, spaces, services, and interactive pieces. His unit is also involved in researching new approaches to design and fabrication, in particular by creating design strategies in perpetual mutations, using code and parametric design as main skills.

He leads research initiatives with the studio, institutions as well as private companies, running their projects from concepts to functional prototypes. His extensive knowledge covers digital conception to fabrication, coding, and electronics.