3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, is the creation of 3D objects from a digital CAD model. There are a variety of 3D printing processes, but most consist of the printing device depositing material, and joining or solidifying it in incremental layers. Though initially used just for prototyping, 3D printing has rapidly become a mainstream technology, both with hobbyists for quickly outputting plastic goods, and in industries as diverse as auto manufacturing and dental work. This package highlights creative uses of 3D printing from furniture to glassware, and even prosthetics.

  • Wing Bracelet
  • nylon.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-39
  • Solid C2 Chair
  • epoxy resin.
  • Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper-Hewitt,....
  • 2009-8-1
  • Tall Green Bloom Urn Urn
  • nylon.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie and from General....
  • 2013-53-1
  • Mom Brooch
  • nylon.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-78