Italian 3D printing company DWS are creating a reputation for 3D printers that produce intricate and elegant 3D prints, and they again had an impressive collection on display at their CES 2017 booth. DWS spoilt us at Formnext with their beautiful prints and it was great to see even more from them at CES 2017, with one visitor referring to the company as “the Ferrari of 3D printers“. We take a look at some of the models produced on the company’s XFAB and 030X range of 3D printers.
DWS’s booth featured a number of well-known designers including Italian design firm Pininfarina, the Ferrari designers and creators of impressive architectural structures such as the Cyrela residential skyscraper in Sao Paulo.
Pininfarina designed the building for Cyrela, Brazil’s largest real estate company, to be located in Sao Paulo. The luxury residence apartment block was awarded the iF Design Award 2016 for its impressive design and DWS recreated it in 3D printed form. The model on display at CES took 19 hours to complete required a 20 minute UV curing cycle. No sand blasting or polishing was required in the post-processing stage.
Air Traffic Control Tower
In addition to Cyrela building, DWS also recreated Pininfarina’s design for the Air Traffic Control Tower at Istanbul New Airport. Pininfarina were inspired by the tulip, a symbol of Istanbul, and this design was awarded the 2016 International Architecture Award. DWS are familiar with recreating architectural structures having successfully recreated the Italian town of Amatrice in 3D printed form last year.
Alice Barki, an Italian designer, also provided designs for 3D printed eyewear and a 3D printed lamp and loudspeaker device called the ‘Alux’. The Alux took a total of 48 hours to 3D print and only 22 minutes of post processing. The form of the object being inspired by soundwaves.
The DWS booth acted almost as a small enclosed museum with a large collection of precise 3D printed designs arranged in a number of display cases.
We’re looking forward to seeing more from DWS and their range of 3D printers and will be taking a closer look at some of the materials that make these stunning 3D prints possible soon.
Featured image shows DWS printed artwork by Jewelry designer Bakirel.