Convergence by Jenny Sabin Studio, World’s Largest 3D Printed Steel Sculpture, is Now Open on University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Campus

Jenny Sabin Studio today 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 is a process or state of coming together, where flows and currents meet and evolve together in a shared environment. Convergence celebrates the thriving and rich heritage of excellence of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, through innovative fabrication strategies and materialized concepts that embed change, transformation and contemplation,” says Jenny Sabin, principal and lead architectural designer at Jenny Sabin Studio.
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 Convergence incorporates part-to-whole 3D printed and machined component strategies to realize a project that celebrates lightness, dynamic structure, and equilibrium through equal and opposite forces. Through part-to-whole, individual, and collective, the project 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. 
Facts:
•          4,000 lbs of robotically 3D printed stainless steel by Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions
•          Robotic 3D printing uses less steel material than traditional fabrication methods to reduce waste and save time
•          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′ (height) x 12′ (diameter)
Convergence is now open to the public at UNMC. For more information, visit https://www.jennysabin.com/home_featuring-convergence.
About Jenny Sabin Studio: Jenny Sabin Studio is an award-winning experimental architecture studio based in Ithaca, NY. The studio investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design, fabrication, and production of material structures and spatial interventions. In addition to leading her practice, Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture and Associate Dean for Design Initiatives at Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Architect(s): Jenny Sabin Studio
Design Team: Jenny E. Sabin, Principal and Lead Architectural Designer; Dillon Pranger, Project manager; Michael Paraszczak, John Hilla, Hancheng Zhang, Alexander Kyaw
Consultants:
Engineering: Powell Draper, Matthias Peltz, SBP New York City
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing: Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions
Fabricators and Installers: Prairie Mechanical, Patriot Service, Accufab
Photo: Courtesy Jenny Sabin Studio
Source: Jenny Sabin Studio