• 22/05/2013
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Factory 2.0: Where Andy Warhol Meets 3D Printing

Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg presents series of 'installations', which will illuminate the rapidly evolving relationship between Art and Additive Manufacturing. Sponsored by Materialise.

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ENGINEERINGNET.EU - Belgian-based pioneer in 3D printing Materialise will sponsor the opening reception of Rapid 2013, the Pittsburg based Additive Manufacturing Conference, that takes place in the Andy Warhol museum.

At the event, Murray Moss, Curator and Creative Director of Moss Bureau, together with Materialise, will present "Factory 2.0", a series of installations in various locations within the Museum.

The installations illuminate the rapidly evolving relationship between Art and Additive Manufacturing, focusing on innovations which are changing how art is conceived and made - innovations which, fittingly, Andy Warhol so brilliantly and prolifically contributed to.

The Main Gallery installation establishes an intersection of Andy Warhol's now-iconic innovations in 'Factory Art' and today's new additive manufacturing art-making possibilities.

The gallery will feature the artist's enormous Self-Portrait (Fright Wig), 1986, among the very last works he executed himself, which will be specially hung for this event.

On either side of this portrait, between two sets of columns, Moss has ceremoniously placed two low platforms, facing each other.

Upon each little stage sits a minimal scaffolding from which is suspended a huge 3D printed interpretation of a Fright Wig, one in pink and the other in blue, interpreted by Materialise in translucent resin (Warhol once said, "... I love plastic. I want to be plastic.") using their proprietary Mammoth Stereolithography technology. These astonishing machines are able to create objects of up to 2100x680x800mm in a single print.

The museum's famous Time Line Gallery will feature a second installation created especially for Rapid 2013: a series of four statues conceived by renowned British milliner Stephen Jones.

Using current advances in scanning capabilities, provided by London-based ‘sample and hold’, Materialise 3D printed Jones' bust to near-perfect accuracy, including exceptionally rich detail not only in the face but also in the texture and pattern of the subject's costume.

The texturing was made possible thanks to Materialise’s 3-matic software, which allows for editing directly on a 3D-printable file; making it possible to add textures, labels, and other functional elements useful for the printing process.

Sneak peak at part of the ‘Four Continents’ installation by Stephen Jones as it emerges from a Mammoth Stereolithography Machine.

The Belgian company Materialise works with a growing list of celebrated designers and artists from around the globe, including Iris van Herpen, Frank Stella, Patrick Jouin, Stephen Jones, and many more. During the 2011 London Design Festival, Murray Moss curated a special exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum entitled Industrial Revolution 2.0: How the Material World will Newly Materialise. The exhibition involved a range of 3D printed objects produced at Materialise’s Belgian headquarters and created by both established and up-and-coming artists, architects, and designers