For several years, Factum Arte built with British sculptor Anish Kapoor on developing a working 3D cement printer that can print directly from CAD files. A prototype was built for GENESIS, an exhibition about genetics that opened in Utrecht in May 2007. Finished sculptures using the 3D cement printing technique were finely shown in 2009 at the Royal Academy.
A lot of the work being done with experimental 3D printing materials highlights a beauty structure and chance. A sturdy structural material becomes organic and unstable by mixing the printing process with different cement mixes. The process and the work Kappor and Factum did together on the 3D cement printing was detailed in the books ‘Unconformity and Entropy.’