The Holy Grail of 3D Printing

28 Jun ’13By adminPress

“A small Oakland, California-based company called Emerging Objects may hold the holy grail of 3D print design. The four-person design team, a subsidiary of Rael San Fratello Architects, has figured out a way to incorporate the use of different materials in the printing process – offering a solution to the limits of 3D printing…The company’s … Read More

All-Natural 3D Printers

27 Jun ’13By adminPress

“The fast-growing field of 3D printing has been gaining a lot of attention. But one intriguing project coming out of the University of California Berkeley aims to use natural resources like salt and wood to reduce 3D printing costs.” LiveScience.com reports on Emerging Objects.

Emerging Objects putting the Green in 3D Printing

27 Jun ’13By adminPress

“…one innovation we haven’t previously seen in 3D printing? Printer filament made from of planet-friendly materials rather than Earth-damaging plastics. That’s changing however, with design firm Emerging Objects‘ recycled and recyclable 3D printing materials. Using materials like salt, concrete, wood and paper, they are putting the green in 3D printing…”, writes Inhabit.com in their article, … Read More

ExtremeTech.com on Emerging Objects

27 Jun ’13By adminPress

“One of the things holding 3D printing back is the material used to print objects. A San Francisco-based company, Emerging Objects, has created new printing materials that aren’t just plastic, but composed of wood, concrete, and even salt.” ExtremeTech.com reports on Emerging Objects.

Engineering.com reports on Emerging Objects

27 Jun ’13By adminPress

“Oakland-based Emerging Objects isn’t your normal design firm. Rather than designing homes, interiors, furniture or products from common materials, the four-person group is trying to create materials for tomorrow’s 3D printed objects.”, writes Engineering.com

Gizmodo covers Emerging Objects

27 Jun ’13By adminPress

“There’s no limit to the objects we can 3D print these days, but the materials themselves haven’t evolved as quickly—we’re still stuck in a world of plastic, steel, and ceramic. That’s all about to change, thanks to the work of a small Oakland fabrication studio called Emerging Objects.” writes Gizmodo.com in their recent article, Wood, … Read More

Paper

1 Aug ’12By adminMaterials

Paper for 3D printing is made from recycled newsprint. Prints are light gray and grainy. It demonstrates good printing strength and is very light weight. Paper for 3D printing can be produced from easily sourced waste material. Currently there is 71.6 tons of paper waste produced each year across the globe. This material is currently still … Read More

Salt

1 Aug ’12By adminMaterials

Salt for 3D printing uses salt harvested from the San Francisco Bay. The salt is harvested from 109-year-old salt crystallization ponds in Redwood City. These ponds are the final stop in a five-year salt-making process that involves moving bay water through a series of evaporation ponds. In these ponds the highly saline water completes evaporation, … Read More

About

21 Feb ’12By adminUncategorized

Mission Emerging Objects is a pioneering design and research company that specializes in designing and 3D printing objects for the built environment. About Our research and designs focus on the development of innovative 3D printed objects that serve the fields of architecture, interior design, furniture design and product design. Our design research has served as … Read More

Nylon

13 Jan ’12By adminMaterials

Nylon is white. It is strong, flexible and shows a moderately high level of detail. Nylon is made using the selective laser sintering process. The surface is powdery yet smooth. It is also porous and will absorb miniscule pollution particles in the air. It will also turn yellow over time if exposed to direct sunlight.

Acrylic

13 Jan ’12By adminMaterials

Acrylic is a translucent white. It is brittle and rigid yet shows a very high level of detail. Acrylic is made using the selective laser sintering process. The surface is powdery yet smooth. It is also porous and will absorb miniscule pollution particles in the air. It will also turn yellow over time if exposed … Read More