3RINTABLE REALITY

Throughout the past decade I was working on new designs of everyday products that can be 3D printed. Design and print of everyday objects that are otherwise found in shops with plastic products or on the marketplace became a sort of forever challenge in my exploration of possibilities of 3D printing technology. In the past years, continuing today more than 150 unique printable products including fashion accessories

(handbags, hat, umbrella), puzzles and games, vases, lamps, had been designed and are available throughout the platforms which enable trade of 3D printable files. The work included not only design but various form optimizations, tests, experiments in order to reduce material consumption and time required for printing. Special feature of most of the designs is that they are printed without using supports which is common in more complex prints. By using different architectural, geometrical, physics concepts different shapes and forms are being explored especially the relationship between the shape and structural properties – playing on a microlevel of the product design to enhance structural capabilities, strength, durability. A whole geometrical language is slowly emerging from exploration of printable shapes.

Dr Poturak Semir

PhD Poturak Semir, born  in Novi Pazar, Serbia, got bachelors degree at the Architecture Faculty, University of Belgrade, Serbia masters degree from Architecture Faculty from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and PhD degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey. Throughout the academic and professional career, Semir had been awarded with international and national recognition for original designs and innovations such as being finalist in 3D Pioneers Challenge (jury included Prof. Dr. Patrick Schumacher) https://www.3dpc.io/en/2021 and was awarded with first award at the “Impossible Design” competition organized within the Center for Promotion of Culture and Science, Serbia http://www.planeta.rs/63/13Dizajninauka.htm Besides high interest in design, design methodology, 3D printing and CAD and CAM in general, Semir had shown success in the field of academia, public participation, professional architectural and construction work, design and execution of design workshops and exhibitions, and other individual and group design related events. Currently, Semir is focused on exploring possibilities of 3D printable architectural forms and optimized printable everyday products, application of AI technology in architectural design and construction and blockchain technology.

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