Renewable Matter # 11 / July-August

The Demise of Screws and Nails

by Federico Pedrocchi

As big as a blender or a container, in between these two extremes a plethora of formats. 3D printers – a very hot topic at the moment – can build a lot of things: jewels and house walls, dental prostheses and car bodies.

The peculiar thing is that this tool enables those who have manufactured the same objects before to make the objects of their dreams that traditional tools did not allow them to make. Many artisans trying 3D printers discover this potential. It is also possible to go further, and here things become odder. Thomas Demand is a German artist focusing on the underground world of caves. Stalagmites,...

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