3D Printing

Paul Nylander's 3D Printed Knotted Gears

A couple of weeks ago we reported on Paul Nylander’s 3D Printed Math Art. At Paul’s website you can find a huge array of 3D printed works derived from mathematical principles, such as  a number of geodesics made up of varying degrees of knottiness. Now Paul has released a small youtube clip on his most significant piece of art – the Knotted Gear Lamp. The system consists of 92 gears that are all engaged and tied together like chain links into one big knot. The only way to manufacture this kind of a system is by 3D Printing.