Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, has announced that it has raised $2,500 in support of ALS research on the heels of a creative partnership between the company, Artists Lend Support founder Brian Fender and renowned 3D artist Josh Harker.
The final sculpture, printed by VoxelJet, will be officially unveiled at the 3D Print Show New York, taking place April 16 – 19, at Fuel3D’s booth #A5.
As part of a larger pop-up gallery launched to raise funds for ALS research, Fuel3D partnered with Harker and Fender to create a one-of-a-kind 3D sculpture representing the impact supporters have on the lives of people with ALS and the pursuit of a cure.
The montage of facial scans – taken using Fuel3D’s handheld SCANIFY 3D scanner of Fender and ALS advocates – was auctioned off an opening reception for the gallery, held on April 7. All funds raised will support ALS Therapy Development Institute, a nonprofit biotechnology organization developing effective treatments for ALS.
“Fuel3D is proud to partner with Artists Lend Support in bringing their mission to raise funds for ALS research to life through this gallery,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “We are honored that our technology has helped contribute to the powerful piece that Brian and Josh have created.”
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Fender, a multi-media artist who was diagnosed with ALS four years ago, launched Artist Lend Support as a non-profit fine art website where the work of people with ALS could be showcased and sold in support of ALS research. To bring this mission to life, the organization launched the first-ever pop up art gallery created for and by people impacted by ALS.
“While the realities of ALS have no doubt changed my life, they haven’t lessened my passion for creation. Instead, ALS has lent me a new philanthropic vision for my art, which led me to start Artists Lend Support and launch this gallery,” said Fender. “I send a heartfelt thanks to all who have supported this endeavor, donated work and helped raise funds for much needed research. It truly makes a difference”
Located at 1stdibs Gallery at The New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor, the pop-up gallery will run from Monday, April 6 to Monday, May 4. The hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
For additional information about Fuel3D’s SCANIFY scanner and this partnership, please visit: www.fuel-3d.com
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