By: Andreas Bastian, 2013-15
Material: PLA, PET & TPU 92A-1
Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Manufactured by: Andreas Bastian & Autodesk

3D printing offers new ways to conceptualize structures and materials. By specifying a material’s exact location, a designer can change the mechanical, optical and thermal properties from their traditional use, as is illustrated through this project.

Andreas Bastian is a designer, engineer, and artist who develops and applies cutting-edge 3D printing technologies. Currently a 3D printing research scientist at Autodesk, he studies both novel and established Additive Manufacturing technologies and their role in the near future. He has conducted research in fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology, as lead R&D engineer at Makerbot Industries, and developed low-cost Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS) at both the Miller Lab for Microphysiological Systems and Advanced Materials and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute at Rice University. His research interests center on the relationships between material and structure.