American artist, Joshua Harker, is considered a pioneer of 3D printed art and sculpture. Along with his techniques, subject matter and execution, his experimentation in the dissemination of his art through digital media and the internet has garnered him international recognition and acclaim. His work is included in nearly 3,000 collections, alongside such notable artists as Andy Warhol and Ron English.
â€œI am hugely impressed with the quality of the scans that I have seen from the Fuel3D scanner and am intriqued by the multitude of possibilities such a tool can bring to the table for artists,â€ said Harker. â€œThe very reasonable price means that more people will be able to use the technology to get creative with 3D images and continue to push the medium in exciting new directions. This access ushers in a new phase of liberated design. To channel forms from one dimension into another is a profoundly powerful ability once only associated with the occultâ€¦ welcome to our new reality!â€
Only available to Kickstarter pledgers, the unique product casing design, made from 3D printed polyamide and described as an â€œOUIJA planchette executed in the tangled filigree aestheticâ€, aptly demonstrates the potential of Fuel3D to enable the creation of short-run, â€œspecial editionâ€ product variants.
â€œWith a product like Fuel3D, the ability to create specialized product designs is made a whole lot easier by allowing easy capture of 3D images which can then be manipulated into product enhancements for 3D printing,â€ said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. â€œThis can then be applied in many different scenarios, for example like the custom product cover Joshua has designed for the Fuel3D, and we think that the potential to apply this approach in the luxury goods sector and for other products is hugely exciting.
â€ Kickstarter pledgers will have the opportunity to get their Fuel3D with the special cover for just $1,490, but with only 40 being made, they will have to move quickly.
â€œThe Fuel3D scanner with the Joshua Harker cover is available now on Kickstarter for less than the future retail price of the actual product, which is an amazing offer,â€ added Mead. â€œThe lucky few pledgers who get this will be getting a unique piece of limited artwork along with their Fuel3D scanner!â€