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This group was the first to print a fully functioning boat last summer at UW. Most of them were members of a class that I taught last summer. They are an impressive bunch that has a solid understanding of thinking outside of the box!
I have just returned from giving a lecture at the 2011 National Conference on Cast Iron Art. I am still working on uploading the full powerpoint presentation from the lecture, but as a teaser here is the reference list that was most requested:
- http://www.qpluslabs.com – for Roland scanners, 4-axis mini-mill and having small through large scale sculpture scanned
- http://www.goengineer.com – for Zcorp printers and scanners
- http://www.digitalatelier.net – for all levels of sculpture production with digital technology esp. scanning and CNC
- http://www.scicontech.com – source for SLA, SLS, CNC and also is a foundry.
- http://www.rhino3d.com and Rhino3d.tv – for computer program often recommended by/for sculptors. Best for organic textural forms
- http://www.solidworks.com – for computer program that is excellent in creation of geometric machine like sculptures
- http://www.shapeways.com – another place to have rp forms made with online store to sell your work
- http://www.zcorp.com – resource for 3D powder based printers and scanners
- http://www.dimensionprinting.com – is a resource for inexpensive prototyper
- http://www.3dsystems.com – resource for SLA and SLS machines as well as Projet series which prints directly in wax
- http://www.nextengine.com – inexpensive desktop scanner
- http://www.objet.com – range of polyjet 3D printers
- http://www.thingaverse.com – collection of 3d files
- http://www.fabbaloo.com – comprehensive rp tech blog
- http://www.open3dp.me.washington.edu – UW’s excellent open source 3dp blog
We are getting ready for an iron pour and finals are coming so look for the images from the powerpoint after May 15th.
So I was pre-med for awhile and I keep following how 3D printing is affecting other fields besides art. This video is very interesting and worth spending some time with:
If you don’t have luck playing the video, try this link: