Skateboard, Generative Design: 3D-Printed Skateboard Prototype, 2014
This is a skateboard.
The design for this skateboard uses topology optimization, a method of generating forms based on inputs such as force and load. The resulting artifact meets specific performance targets within a given area. Form is determined by intent, yielding strange and unexpected structures that resemble natural formations rather than traditional human constructions. 3D printing allows mechanical complexity to take shape unconstrained by fabrication limitations.
It is credited
Courtesy of 3D Systems.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 12.7 × 55.9 × 15.2 cm (5 × 22 × 6 in.)
A demonstration of the generatively-designed, 3D-printable skateboard.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.