3D Printed Typography

By on April 25th, 2012 in Design


This is an interesting design: designer Luca Ionescu used typography as the foundation for this piece, which is not surprising, since Ionescu is also a typographer. 
The complex design incorporates type as a main feature; this approach is something we see often when people are preparing custom 3D prints. Typography is one of the key means of providing highly customized and personalized dimensions to a 3D model. Placing a name is about as personalized as one can get. 
Prior to 3D printing (and laser cutting), use of typography in 3D objects was difficult, but with today’s 3D modeling software and 3D printing, it’s almost as easy to produce a 3D typography object as it is to produce a 2D typography object. 
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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!