Dendritas is a 3d printed flower planter / household container and part of a generative design research exploring the intersection of art, science and mathematics. Dendrites are part of Diffusion-Limited Aggregation, introduced in 1981 by Witten and Sander, a fractal growth algorithmic model which produces forms frequently found in living and non-living nature. Forms produced are similar to certain corals, crystals, brains, tree roots, veins, etc.
Dendritas was recently exhibited in 'Santurce es Ley 5', a local Puertorican art festival.
Fabrication files include two .stl files for two iterations but due to the nature of how the geometry is generated, each piece is unique.
Unique iterations are available for sale and made to order here:
0.2mm layer height, 2 perimeters, 4-6 layers for bottom. No top.
Single perimeter printing is possible.
Succesfully printed in Solidoodle 3, Replicator 2 5th gen and Ultimaker 2.
The geometry in the .stl are single shells, thickness is controlled with the printing parameters.