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Mieke Meijer's NewspaperWood


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Hello Joris,

Another designer that is working with paper is James Thurman ( He is not using newspapers but Dollar bills, comics and books. Some nice pictures can also be found on Flickr.

#1 Bart van de Vorst on 2008-10-21 20:58 (Reply)
Sweet, looks lovely. I like the comic book idea. Would love to be able to make stuff from this material.
#2 joris on 2008-10-22 09:54 (Reply)
There is actually a 3D printer out there that uses paper (on a roll) as a medium. It rolls the paper out, cuts out the profile with a blade, and the rolls more paper out stuck on top. The result looks a lot like wood. I hope shapeways gets one of these printers!

#3 T. Shawn Johnson on 2008-10-22 22:56 (Reply)
A 3D printer from Japan that is allready on the market. The "Katana" from Kira Corperation.

#4 Bart van de Vorst on 2008-10-23 07:20 (Reply)
I'd never heard of the Katana, I'll look into it.
#5 joris on 2008-10-23 09:22 (Reply)

Yeah, I'd love to see if we could use that thing. Thanx for the tip.
#6 joris on 2008-10-23 09:23 (Reply)

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