Exploring the technical and aesthetic potential of 3D ceramic printing

research in 3D ceramic printing at Bowling Green State University

We first mentioned the 3D printing research lead by BGSU School of Art professor John Balistreri back in 2008.

In a video from late ‘09, Balistreri explains the evolution of this research project from tinkering with powders to filing patents to securing a research grant.

He shows off some pieces that demonstrate the ability of 3D printing to create complex forms that are impossible to create with traditional techniques as well as the ability to duplicate handmade objects by using a 3D scanner.

“There’s some intriguing kind of fascination of how the digital world is interfacing with this analog world,” remarks Balistreri.

He closes the video citing several examples of how 3D ceramic printing could affect a range of industries including architectural design and medical.

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