We always are excited about new, innovative ways to use 3D printing technology.

When we heard about Architect Arthur Mamou-Mani’s project to employ “Project Silkworm” to literally weave a large 3D installation for Shanghai’s Premier Experience Mall we immediately came on board supporting the project with our high grade ExcelFil PLA Filaments.ExcelFil’s low tolerances and high grade raw materials allow for consistent and predictable results that digital designers, educational institutions, artists and 3D printing enthusiasts around the world trust.

Each of the 200 modules will be printed locally in Shanghai on Hypecask’s excellent Delta Tower Printers which allow for these large scale prints.

Silkworm is a plugin that translates Grasshopper and Rhino geometry into GCode for 3d printing. Silkworm allows for the complete and intuitive manipulation of the printer GCode, enabling novel printed material properties to be specified by non-solid geometry and techniques of digital craft. You can read more about it here.

Finished Installation

Date: 25th September, 12th October 2014
Location: Xintiandi Style, Shanghai
Client: ShuiOn Land
Architect: Arthur Mamou-Mani
Lead Collaborator: Andrei Jipa
Project Consultant: Stephany Xu
China Partner: GreenCity

Hypecask (3D Printers)
Voltivo (PLA Material)

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