3D printing may be still in its infancy in the market place but on Jan. 31 3D Printer World Expo will bring together the a wide-range of 3D printers and 3D printing professionals under one roof for a two–day conference in Burbank, Calif.
The organizers of the show said that 3D printers are enabling groundbreaking design, materials, applications and projects. Just recently, CDN interviewed D&H Canada GM Greg Tobin and he believes that 3D printing may have the potential of a much broader consumables market in the horizon.
One of the featured attractions of the show comes from Oakland, Calif.-based Emerging Objects Corp. The company is planning to showcase Saltygloo, a 3D printing experiment using salt from the San Francisco Bay. The company has used 3D printing technology to construct a large, lightweight structure similar to an igloo.
According to the show organizers, the Saltygloo is constructed using 336 3D-printed panels. The panels are affixed to form a semi-structural shell that is further supported with light-weight aluminum rods flexed in tension.
If you found the Saltygloo interesting here are a few other 3D printed structures that CDN thought were pretty cool to show you.