Design of the Week: Mining Habitat

Design of the Week: Mining Habitat
This week’s selection is “Mining Habitat” by artist Micah Genske. It portrays a bizarre combination of artificial gravity-rotating space station with industrial mining operations, complete with smokestacks. 
Design of the Week: Mining Habitat
The work is huge, as you can see in this image. Despite its size, it was apparently produced on a standard MakerBot personal 3D printer. We suspect Genske printed multiple parts and then assembled them into the final work. He says: 
My sculptures are designed digitally and produced using a MakerBot 3D printer. Just as important to me as the amazing results that can be achieved with this exciting technology, is what it represents as a forward-looking technology. The dream of being able to replicate objects has always been a fixture of science fiction and I whole-heartedly embrace it as a way to create impossible artworks.
Design of the Week: Mining Habitat
We love the smoke. Check out this item and his other spacey designs at the site below. 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Email us

Keep up to date on 3D Printing technologies

We're Learning a lot about 3D printing and So will you

Subscribe to our mailing list and make better 3D print decisions