Jordan Hodgson’s design practice uses 3D printing to explore the limitations of digital manufacture. Designing in metal, plastic and ceramic, he works with one of the UK’s best technical teams to create objects, which would have been nearly impossible as of 2011. As often as not Hodgson’s creations take multiple printings to succeed, some as many as twelve runs. Each finished piece not only drives our understanding of how to manipulate this new technology, it adds weight to Hodgson’s rapidly growing oeuvre. Often labeled as a 3D digital sculptor Hodgson is keen to explore the digital aesthetic, that is 3D printed objects which originated in the digital world yet retain their “digital glitches” in the real world. His stylised textures feature a pixilated finish, jagged lines and misplaced squares among others. Extreme 3D Printing Architecturally trained designer Jordan Hodgson worked with The Mechatronic Library to explore the limits of what was geometrically possible to 3D print in 2010. We produced a range of complex functional objects in a variety of materials, plastics, bronze, stainless steel, silver plate and sterling silver.