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Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

Competition: five copies of Printing Things to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with Belgian design studio Unfold to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of a new book exploring the potential of 3D printing.

Congratulations to the winners! Juan Sebastian Oviedo Suarez from Colombia, Denitsa Trifonova from Bulgaria, Anna Lisa Manicone from Italy, Tilen Mele from Slovenia and Alexander Farley from the USA all won a copy of Printing Things.

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing is written and compiled by designers Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen, who set up their studio Unfold after leaving Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002.

Over the past few years, 3D printing – applying layers of a filament on top of each to create objects – has created a manufacturing phenomenon.

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

At the forefront of applying this new technology, Unfold's experimental work includes L'Artisan Électronique installation, which works like a virtual potter's wheel to print ceramic vases.

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

This led to the creation of a set of 3D-printed ceramic tools for diluting and diffusing perfumes, and a filter for an open-source water boiler and purifier made in the same way.

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

These projects are highlighted as case studies in the hardback volume, along with innovations including a robotic arm that can form delicate three-dimensional structures and a machine that uses sunlight to turn sand into objects.

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

"As these production processes become reality, completely new visual languages and business models must develop along with them," said Unfold. "Forms and constructions that were previously impossible to achieve with traditional methods can already be printed out."

Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen

Detailed descriptions of the selected projects are accompanied by colour images demonstrating the processes behind them, as well as the final products.

Published by Gestalten, the 256-page book is available in both English and German from the publisher's website.

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.