Red Dot Design Award

Voxel Harvest -- A 3D Manufacturing Platform for Creating Highly Intricate Multi-Material Products from Authored and Automated Image Datasets

Voxel Harvest -- A 3D Manufacturing Platform for Creating Highly Intricate Multi-Material Products from Authored and Automated Image Datasets | Red Dot Design Award

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VOXEL HARVEST introduces a new manufacturing platform that suggests a new field of multidisciplinary design and manufacturing. Using authored and automated image data-sets, this system allows teams to synthesise architectural components with high-resolution textures and micro-structures. Disparate datasets can be harmonised within a common design and manufacturing platform to programme materials with microscopic accuracy and realise a previously unobtainable class of custom products. As a proof of concept, a design project combines specific patient data with the best practice diagnoses from a podiatrist and uses geometric libraries and generative algorithms to programme a bio-device. A workflow emerged where a new class of custom products could be created through digital manufacturing. With Voxel printing, complex microstructures can be embedded within a material to control how and where a shape will behave. Such methods are destined to transform a variety of critical fields, from biometrics to sports medicine, prosthetics, bio-devices—and ultimately, healthcare delivery and human performance.

Red Dot Design Award

Voxel Harvest -- A 3D Manufacturing Platform for Creating Highly Intricate Multi-Material Products from Authored and Automated Image Datasets | Red Dot Design Award
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