The technologies collected in the Maker Commons tell a story about the exploration of emergent methods of planning, designing and building our shared future. Discover how leaders in the fields of rapid prototyping, 3D printing, digital modeling and more are pushing the envelope in their disciplines with these compelling new tools.
Mobilizing with 3D Scans
Using an Artec Eva 3D scanner, the CAMERA research team at University of Bath have done something incredible for one man: creating a previously impossible, custom-fitted liner for his prosthetic leg. This pioneering technique slashes time and cost off of the creation of prosthetic accessories by directly imaging a patient’s residuum.
Preserving History in Time of Conflict
Iranian artist and activist, Morehshin Allahyari used 3D printing to recreate artifacts destroyed by ISIS during recent fighting. Allahyari goes one step further, literally embedding each sculpture’s history within the miniature recreations via flash drive. Copies of her work were printed at the Maker Commons for a visit to University Park and originals were displayed during the Palmer Museum of Art’s Plastic Entanglements exhibition in 2018.