3D-Printed Steel Sculpture Makes Debut on University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus

Jenny Sabin Studio has announced the opening of Convergence, a 28-foot-tall public sculpture sited on the new William H. Northwall, MD Plaza at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The winning design was selected by the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Arts Council 1% for Art Program.

Convergence features stainless steel wire arc additive manufacturing through robotic 3D printing, CNC-polycarbonate panels laminated with wavelength-dependent dichroic film and stainless steel rings. As a set of integrated material relationships, the design for the sculpture incorporates part-to-whole 3D-printed and machined-component strategies. The sculpture reflects and celebrates the faculty, doctors, students, researchers, administrators and community champions — that have left their mark and defined UNMC’s past, present and future.

Fast facts/key features

  • 4,000 pounds of robotically 3D-printed stainless steel by Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions
  • 9 unique 3D-printed stainless steel panels
  • One of the largest 3D-printed stainless steel structures in the world
  • Responsive wavelength-dependent dichroic film laminated to digitally fabricated polycarbonate panels
  • 28 feet (height) by 12 feet (diameter)

 Photo: Courtesy Jenny Sabin Studio.

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Posted August 16, 2021

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