We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

3D Printing Helps Create Cool, Intricate Sculptures

Thanks to the power of 3D printing, one artist's dream has been made a reality--read on to see the amazing result!

The power of 3D printing has brought many great projects to life--just look at the delicious chocolate printer, or perhaps the machine capable of printing out blood vessels. 3D printing is even becoming useful in the arts, as the quirky Crania Anatomica Filigre project by Joshua Harker proves.

The Chicago-based artist is now producing highly intricate 3D printed skull sculptures (which appear to be loosely based on sugar skulls) to sell as a limited-edition piece to those interested.

The idea for the strange yet beautiful project came from Joshua's love of sketching giant tangles on paper, and working out how he could use advancing technology to create them in three dimensions. After the success of previous tangle exhibitions, he is now creating the 3D-printed patterned skulls as a way of saying thank you to supporters of his work.

The white skulls are very delicate and covered in a swirling pattern designed by the artist--they are even detailed enough to have a full set of teeth. The sculptures come in a variety of sizes and materials, too.

Where can you get one? Due to the costs involved in creating such detailed work in 3D, Joshua has launched a Kickstarter page to cover the funds. You can pledge anything starting at $1, but if you want to get a skull sculpture, you'll need to pledge at least $50.

The project is a really interesting--and unique--use of 3D-printing technology.


Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get your GeekTech on: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off

IDG UK Sites

Windows 10 release date, price, features UK: Staggered release with PCs coming first this summer -...

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

MacBook Pro 15in preview: better battery life, faster storage and a new discrete graphics chip may...