Freeform 3D Printing with an Undo Ability

By on August 2nd, 2013 in Hardware, printer


The Suspended Deposition Project, Brian Harm’s new 3D printing concept, is built to change the way architects create and design structures. According to Harms, “This project aims to blur the line between processes of design and fabrication in the context of rapid prototyping by increasing the fluidity of the fabrication process through coordinated material and robotic processes.”
Translated from technobabble, the Suspended Deposition Project is a 3D printing tool that can be controlled even in the middle of a print job. The printer’s key feature is a bath of gelatinous support material in which the printing medium, a light-curing resin extruded from a needle-thin 3D print-head, can be suspended indefinitely, allowing the printer to take a more freeform approach, rather than that pesky gravity requiring that you build the thing from the ground up.

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!