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CoilCraft; Non-Planar 3D Printing

Troy Nachtigall, Zjenja Doubrovski, Max Alberts, Daniel Saakes

What happens when we modify simple 3D printers to incorporate material coiling techniques? Coiling is a physical principle where liquid materials naturally twist around themselves when printed in midair. The aim of this project is to investigate whether the material can take an active role in forming structures. On display are early prototypes ranging from footwear to textile-like forms. These examples serve as points for consideration regarding the challenges and possible adaptations of 3D printing technologies.

โ€œDoes the 3D printer always have to define the shape, or can the material itself do some of the work and make structures like textiles?โ€
Zjenja Doubrovski