VanGuard 3D — New Zealand Design Student Conceptualizes Incredible 3D Printing Robot

Design student Will Nicholson completed his final year of undergraduate studies in Industrial Design at the Massey School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand with a high-tech flourish. We have no idea what his fellow Bachelor of Industrial Design students were turning in for their final projects but Nicholson’s award-winning creation, a portable 3D printer, placed him squarely at the top of the class.

“Design to me,” says Nicholson, “is like a bug. It grows to the point where it occupies my mind day and night. For me the perfect solution lies in simplicity and the attention to detail.”

Nicholson’s Vanguard 3D, a portable 3D printer, earned him a Gold Pin at New Zealand’s 2014 Best Design awards as well as the national top 5 and international top 20 in the 2014 James Dyson Design Awards. The Vanguard 3D is no ingenious-yet-low-budget senior project. In conception, appearance, and function it feels more like the product of a cutting edge industry innovator than the design project of an undergraduate student. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com