Creating Art with the Entire Zortrax Ecosystem

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A museum in Gdansk, one of the largest coastal cities in Poland, commissioned an exhibition showcasing the art of working in amber to various local artists and designers. Here’s how Jakub Pastuszak, one of the designers involved in this project, is using an entire Zortrax Ecosystem to create beautiful miniatures and dioramas.

 Jewelry and art made of amber, which has always been a specialty of craftsmen and artisans in Polish coastal cities, has been chosen to be the theme of the exhibition hosted in a newly renovated Great Mill, a famous 14th century building in Gdansk. For this exhibition, Pastuszak has been commissioned to make a detailed model of the craftsman’s house, a cabinet of curiosities, a miniature of the amber cabinet dated for 1724 imitating a baroque wardrobe, and a model of a lizard embedded in amber dating back as far as 40 million years. Some of these are huge, complex projects with the craftsman’s house alone consisting of over 200 separate works of art. To make all these models on time, Pastuszak employed an entire Zortrax Ecosystem along with the printers, post-processing devices, and materials.

"I believe 3D printing, with all the possibilities it opens up, is already changing our reality. It makes prototyping significantly easier and, at the end of the day, is good for the environment as well since there is less waste than in subtractive manufacturing technologies. It also solves one of the main issues digital era introduced to both art and design which is a cognitive dissonance created by the lack of contact with the living matter. 3D printing can help avoid the risk of the projects remaining only in the sphere of three-dimensional concepts.” – says Jakub Pastuszak, an industrial designer involved in “The Museum of Amber” project.

Pastuszak works with multiple Zortrax extrusion-based 3D printers like M200 Plus, Zortrax Inventure, Zortrax M300 Dual, and three Zortrax Inkspire 3D printers which work in the resin UV LCD technology. He also relies on Zortrax post-processing devices including the Ultrasonic Cleaner, the DSS Station, and the Apoller. This way, he can further automate his workflow and achieve better, more repeatable results. For the most part, Pastuszak also works with dedicated Zortrax materials like Z-ULTRAT Plus Ivory for his extrusion-based lineup and Zortrax Resin Basic for the UV LCD machines.

"Zortrax, from the very beginning was focused on building a full, coherent 3D printing ecosystem. Industrial designers like Jakub Pastuszak that keeping this focus was, and still is, the right thing to do. All our 3D printers, materials, and post-processing devices are made to seamlessly work with each other.” – says  Zortrax.

A full case study explaining the way Pastuszak works with Zortax devices can be found on Zortrax Offcial Blog. Visuals showcasing Pastuszak’s works are also included. View at

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