World’s First Analog 3D Printer

[Human Powered Machine Uses Weights & Gravity To Print Objects]

At this point in the technological revolution of this century, almost everything that can be done, is being done with the help of technology.

The technology taking care of this construction is so advanced in and of itself that now we can just print anything we want without the need for any other equipment.

Yes, we are referring to 3D printing and it’s ability to create all types of amazing products with different designs and materials.

Although, one can always argue that the automatization of this process takes away a lot of the creativity that used to go into the construction of various objects.

Some people might say that creating the design of the object on a computer is enough, but for a lot of artists, it is still a very disconnected activity.

A Dutch designer by the name of Daniel de Bruin is one of those artists, and his belief in the act of physically crafting an object was so strong that he went and created an actual Human Powered 3D Printer.

This 3D printer bypasses all the electronics that are used in traditional 3D printers, instead relying on weights and gravity to do the work for you.

This inspired design makes it the World’s First Analog 3D Printer. In order to operate it, all you need to do is lift some weights attached to the machine.

Once you do lift the weights, a special mechanism of pulleys and levers operates the machine on their own, printing out whatever object you desire.

In fact, the design process too doesn’t require a computer either anymore, as you can just modify the shape of an aluminum wire, which is responsible for defining the outline of the object.

By making sure that everything can and is controlled just by hand, the designer hopes to bring back the joy of creation back into the act of designing and creating objects.

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Posted on : 16 Aug 2016 @ 11:16

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