London Science Museum and Design Museum Host 3D Printing Exhibition
(Science Museum) The London Science Museum and Design Museum are hosting a 3D printing exhibition with the aim of improving the public’s knowledge of the technology. The exhibition, which begins today and runs through October 29, is a collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The exhibition reveals some incredible stories of innovative individuals and their 3D printed creations. From organs printed with living cells to fuel-saving aeroplane parts and an ingenious music box customised to play your favourite tune. Visitors will witness first hand how the technology works as the Design Museum hosts a “factory” which will be 3D printing throughout the exhibit.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘The latest Design Museum exhibition shows how manufacturing and the relationship between designer and customer could change in a very short space of time. Our city’s future prosperity depends on the ability to stay at the forefront of innovation. With the most creative designers based here and a burgeoning technology sector, London is well-placed to maximize the potential of links between design and technology, which will become increasingly important as we compete on the global stage.’