The London Science Museum is developing an exhibition focused on 3D printing, set to open this October. A key part of the display will include a giant wall containing a variety of different 3D prints from different printers, using different materials and having different shapes.
But where will these prints come from? The museum has invited 3D printer owners worldwide to produce and donate objects to this display. According to the museum's Exhibition Content Developer Rohan Mehra:
We’re after the widest range of materials/colours possible, so not just FDM but any other process too, so long as the object is (mostly) 3D printed.
This is your opportunity to have your own 3D prints on display at a major international museum. If you're interested in participating, here's what you need to know:
- Objects must be at least 4-5cm in the largest dimension, otherwise museum visitors may not be able to see it properly
- Objects must be delivered to the museum by 13 August
- Only approved items can be sent; You must apply by email by 18 July, so there's not much time left
- Send a description and count of your object(s), the proposed dimensions and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will provide further instructions
We're hoping Fabbaloo readers will be able to fill the museum's wall with terrific objects - because many visitors will not be familiar with 3D printing and this could be their first exposure.
Make sure they're suitably impressed.
Please share this post with as many 3D printer owners as possible. Let's get as many great objects into the museum as possible!