1. Formlab will be closed on February 3, 4 and 5

  2. Relief sculpture by Kamiel De Waal

  3. Footware design samples by Catherine Willems and Aisha Kuijk

  4. Leonie Montjarret - speculative plant experiments

  5. Resting Pad (for putting on shoes) - Maya Onzia

  6. PLA + hair - Pepa Ivanova

  7. Ventrilio - Jerry Galle

  8. Shifted layers - PLA-textile sandwich - Giovanni Franzini

  9. Collage by Kamiel De Waal

  10. Assembled tuning mechanism for a mandoline, by Mattias Wielfaert

  11. 3D printed textile experiment by Giovanni Franzoni

  12. Pepa Ivanova printed a thin skin / landscape like membrane in UV-sensitive material.
    Where she is shining UV light on the object, it quickly turns a bright pink. For a picture of the print in bright sunlight, check Instragram #formlab_ghent

  13. A collet made on a resin printer turns a vinyl cutter into a pen plotter

  14. A first test with beeswax

  15. A scanned wine branch by Kris Catteau

  16. Testing 3D printed reference target spheres for terrestrial LiDar scanning

  17. New work by Jonas Dehnen in progress

  18. Kris Catteau doesn't want do drum anymore. He's automating his set with solenoids.

  19. A digital rag in preparation for Max's journey

  20. Tessa Langeveld 3D printed a sheet of paper

  21. Chris Houben terminator... In de zak

  22. Architectural model for the research project of Jo Boonen

  23. Key cutouts for Benjamin Maertens' replica of a 17 century clarinette

  24. Another one in Jonas Dehnen's Fraktur series

  25. Bilal makes a dome to protect his scultpure

  26. The toolpaths for a new work in the Fraktur-series by Jonas Dehnen

  27. Testing out the filament extruder

  28. The second slice of the 'Ressurrected Object' installation is ready for 3D printing

  29. Jan Verstraete, instrumentenbouw, kopje viola da gamba

  30. Test maquette door Vincent Impens

  31. The toes of Rienke Mornie

  32. A scultpure of Hilde Onis after flocking

  33. Floor De Width tries on her gostly gasmask

  34. Hilde Onis is on the final stretch in completing her pink super-dorito

  35. Kamiel De Waal met vaas

  36. Mathias Vincent gives his work a yellow touch

  37. This project is an examination of different aesthetic and material ways to play with letterpress printing techniques of fraktur typefaces. This particular piece is in aluminium, and a sculptural variation on typical letterpress printing blocks. The motif is composed of rows of the 'ch' letter. 

  38. Ressurected Object, by Jerry Galle is exhibited at the Design Museum in Ghent for the exhibition "Fibre-Fixed" (until April 21st 2019).

  39. Laura Vandenbroucke's tubular thermoform test

  40. LouLou Jaoo Da Costa cuts out drawings in wood for her sculptural paintings

  41. Lieven Bauwens in scaffolding.

    A print of Daniel García Andújar for his exhibition at KIOSK: Plus Ultra

  42. The mighty sword of the Holy Roman Emperor.

    A print of Daniel García Andújar for his exhibition at KIOSK: Plus Ultra

  43. A naked Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
    Printed in preparation for a show of Daniel García Andújar at KIOSK: Plus Ultra
    The show opens Friday 21st of September 2018 at 7pm

  44. Pepa Ivanova on a quest to uglify 3D print aesthetics

  45. Fashion students made some thermoforming tests with flexible sheets 

  46. Testing out a 3D printed Petri dish sized mountain range in a timelapse.

    A collaboration from Laboratorium with Formlab.

  47. Here are some new children in Janne Claes's experimental marzipan family

  48. The stacker S4 just arrived at the Formlab!

  49. Looking into RoboDK to create a 3D printing toolhead for our robot arm.
    RoboDK is a development kit that will read a Gcode file from a slicer and create a motion path for the robot arm. The motion path will be created in such a way that it avoids singularities and self collisions.

  50. Thanks to Edwin Carels, the Fallen astronaut by Paul Van Hoeydonck decided to carefully study the Formlab made moon regolith at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

  51. Jerry stole some calibration-prints from Formlab. He showed them to his AI script and asked it to write a description of it. Read the results on his webpage:

  52. Janne Claes started her first experiments making her objects edible. This print in marzipan failed, giving the object a textile-like appearance.


  53. Jo Boonen print modellen van hoogbouwsites in Gent voor zijn onderzoekproject BLOK

  54. Régis Dragonetti schreef een mooie introductietekst over het Formlab. Het verscheen in de publicatie 'Onrust', maar is ondertussen ook online te lezen.

  55. Thomas Willemen working on a scaled down version of a scultpure.

  56. Pieterjan Boucneau assembles his multi part bridge study 'Ponte Sul Basento'

  57. Lukas Haanoule worked on some experiments with found objects and purpose made moulds

  58. Marta Calatayud Arroyo needed a bacteria cradle to find out how differents species of bacteria living together influence each other.

  59. Dirk Van Gogh proudly presents his Coffee cup + soup bowl design

  60. Photos by Katrin Greiner Photography


    Jerry's 3D printed sculptures are still a few days on display in the 'Volatile Truths' exhibition at Rainbow Unicorn in Berlin.


    23′ Download, 8’47, B/W, 2015

    After some confusion displaying its title, a terraformed comet gradually approaches in 3d space.  The terraformed stone’s trajectory is narrated by computer generated text talking about its imaging and resulting ownership. The approaching shape is a result of a 23 minute mashed up Nasa download. The downloaded files were converted into one 3d printable object with gravity aids, thrown back into space.

  61. Jerry is on to something


  62. Bram De Man scanned the back of a Biancato guitar to analyse its curvature

  63. The vacuum form machine and the robot arm arrived just in time for the new school year!

  64. The second print of Ives worked out perfectly

  65. Maria inspecting a new print.
    Laboratorum and Formlab's second collaboration coming up.

  66. HISK student Lisa Wilkens printed this extruded word 'Mehr'

  67. Anouk De Clercq designed a sleeve that would both house the book 'Thing' and the USB stick containing the video.

  68. A failed print from Ives Maes looks quite mysterious!

  69. Clamp element for a scultpure by Carsten Henrion

  70. Cadine Navarro: Sound Landscape
    Printed during the JODI workshop. This is the print before wax removal

  71. Formlab in it's new location! (more space for more chaos)

    Same address:
    Kunsttoren, 1st floor
    Offerlaan 5,
    9000 Ghent

  72. Tentoonstelling in de Zwarte Zaal als afronding van de workshop van JODI

  73. Gescande banaan door Kamiel De Waal

  74. workshop: experimental #3D Lab / JODI

    Experimental #3D Lab / JODI
    more concept, less technology
    #to print or not to print:
    is scanning the new photography? is scanning a performance?
    is scanning just functional and makes 3d modelling obsolete?
    is scanning a transition between digital and real ?
    is selfie scanning cool? what is meta scanning?
    is scanning a tool for 2d, 3d or 4d representation?
    is scanning resolution important? is scanning dangerous?
    is it important for a scanner to be mobile? is a scan a 3d copy?
    is scanning just a fad gadget? is scanning a mechanical activity?
    do you need a license to use a scanner? who cares about scanners?
    is scanning the new realist sculpting? is scanners a movie?
    is the result of a scan an image or code?
    can we scan shit? can we print with shit?
    does scanning convert reality into digital reality?
    is a scanned object a 3d copy?
    is a 3dprint a copy from a digital model ?
    is a 3dprint an object or code ?
    is a 3dprint object an infinite 3d copy ?
    is 3d print a conversion of digital into reality ?
    is 3dprinting a small plastic sculpture ?
    is 3dprinting a performance ?
    is 3dprinting just functional ?
    is 3dprinting a home revolution ?
    is 3dprinting a popular trend ?
    is 3dprinting a good investment ?

    #Experimental 3d printing and 3d scanning workshop organized by formLab and Mediakunst. The focus is on making art and not so much on the technical aspects of this fairly new technology. The workshop will take place in the first semester of 2016 (23/01 until approximately beginning of March) at the Mediakunst studio's. More details will follow.

    #Attention there is only room for a maximum of 10 students.

    JODI (BE/NL) is an internationally acclaimed duo of net art pioneers. They create works in which they combine online and plastic interventions, using both internet vulnerabilities and the content of online social platforms.


    Follow the progress here:

  75. New Species, by Elisa d'Urbano

    New Species is a series of sculptures showing two different growing stages of a hypothetic organism. The contrast between the organic shape, the structure inspired by the natural behavior of plants or simpler organisms, and the artificial material (PET), reflects the human desire to create alternative forms of life with technology. A liquid inside the sculptures gives them the vivid color.

  76. Getting to know the 3D scanner

  77. Fold Unfold Fold Again, Lore Horré

  78. Rébecca Brunet

  79. 23′ Download: Using and reusing data of a 23′ minute Nasa download in progress.
    Een werk van Jerry Galle

  80. Hyrel 3D printer toolheads

    De nieuwe toolheads voor de Hyrel 3D printer zijn toegekomen!

    De nieuwe toolheads voor de Hyrel 3D printer zijn toegekomen!

  81. Eerste test met plasticine

    De EMO-25 printkop heeft een klein testje in plasticine afgewerkt. De naden zijn nog ruw, maar de rest is behoorlijk glad.

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