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London Science Museum's First 3D Printing Exhibition Features 150 Stratasys 3D Printed Miniature Models

MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, Israel, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
  • Prof. Neri Oxman's designed 'Pneuma 2' fashion design piece, 3D printed by Stratasys, also set to feature
  • 3D: Printing the Future' exhibition opens at the Science Museum on October 9 th   2013

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, has today announced that the London Science Museum will feature 150 3D printed miniature models of visitors in its new exhibition, ' 3D: Printing the Future.' Produced using a number of Stratasys FDM 3D printers, the small figurines will be on display October 9 th 2013 - February 10 th 2014.

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Featuring contributions from Stratasys UK distributor Laser Lines Ltd, the exhibition will explore the process of 3D printing, from 3D scanning right through to the production of 3D models. The 150 statuettes were created from the scans of a selection of visitors who took part in the 3D scanning workshops run at the Museum by Digital Native Academy throughout August. The DNA team provided Laser Lines with the final 3D scan files required to 3D print the models, which range in height from 5 to 20cm. In total, the exhibition will boast 700 3D printed objects produced by a range of materials including nylon, titanium, sandstone, and many more.

Pippa Hough, Content Developer, Science Museum, said, "3D printing is a hot topic right now and our exhibition aims to shine a light on the latest developments and discuss where the technology may take us in future.

"By displaying models of people in the exhibition, we aim to create a deeper engagement with our visitors. Those who were scanned can feel a physical connection with the exhibition. I hope to see lots of visitors trying to spot themselves once the exhibition has launched."

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