Daniel Hilldrup's Multi-material Sculpture

During his recent visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron gave Israeli President Shimon Peres a special token of friendship that symbolizes the two countries’ scientific research collaboration. The diplomatic gift was a 3D printed sculpture that represents the tiny particles common to the brain research being conducted at the University of Nottingham and the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Teams from each university will work closely together on treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The 3D printed sculpture, which shows black “nano-particles” suspended in clear plastic, was designed by the British artist Daniel Hilldrup and 3D printed on an Objet Connex Multi-material 3D printer by UK service bureau IPF. Deceptively simple on the surface, there are actually a dozen different varieties of nano-particles in the piece.