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Putting an Artistic Finish on 3D Prints


Courtney Link (Instagram: @clanks ) works in Production & Finishing at Objex Unlimited, where she puts the final touches on client projects. So, I have that mixed media art background, but 3D printing is a more recent addition to my repertoire. Versatility for Finished Looks.

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A Magical 3D Printed Piece of Art: the Shadow Cloud


This isn’t the first time they’ve amazed us with their magical 3D printed shadow art. If you’ve been inspired to print some magic yourself, simply upload your 3D file here and choose from over 100 different 3D printing materials and finishes.

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Art and 3D Printing: Meet Curious Artist Koenraad Van Daele


3D printing is a very broad concept that includes many different technologies, materials and even 3D design software. As a longtime friend of i.materialise, this Belgian artist is a good example of a curious mind experimenting with diverse 3D printing materials and sizes.

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Ukiyo-e, Ancient Japanese Art Revived with 3D Printing

3D Printing for Beginners

Shusuke recently produced a stunning piece of art that is 3D printed, though that is not obvious at first sight. Here is what Shusuke had to say about the sculpture: What Inspired You to Create This Piece of Art? I wanted to show how modern technology and art can benefit from the past.

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Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet


Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited. View the entire article via our website.

Artists and Makers Say Goodbye to Sanding & Hello to Glossy 3D Prints with PolySmooth & Polysher


When we look at works of art, it’s rare that we consider how many hours—often challenging and painstaking ones—went into making something so exclusive. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3D model finishes 3d model finishing 3d print finishing 3D printing finishing 3D printing polisher 3D printing post processing kickstarter polymaker Polysher PolySmooth striation reduction

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Rinkak Focuses on the Finish of the Olympus Air Smartphone Camera Lens

3D Printing Industry

… The original post Rinkak Focuses on the Finish of the Olympus Air Smartphone Camera Lens appeared first on 3D Printing Industry. 3D Modeling 3D Printing Art & Sculpture Design Materials News Open source Production RetailBy Tyler Koslow.

Engineering is Art: Q&A with Artist and Engineer Shane McKenna

The Solidworks Blog

However, you might need to dig a little deeper to become familiar with his other passion: Art. From furniture and mantles to decorative art and abstract works, McKenna uses SOLIDWORKS to bring many different creative projects to life.

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Solidscape Announces 2015 Baselworld Design Competition Winners in Jewelry and Fine Art


Solidscape’s high standards in accuracy, surface finish, and material castability have set... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed jewellery 3D Printing 3d design competition 3d jewelry design 3d jewelry printing baselworld Fine Art Higher Lyrics Art Hiroaki Watanabe House of WIttelsbach max2 Meenakshi Rawa OG-Art Studio solidscape stratasys switzerland W.A Solidscape®, Inc., a subsidiary of Stratasys, Inc.,

Korean Architect Se Yoon Park Designs Stunning 3D Printed Trees for His Art Installation


Armed with the knowledge of 3D modeling and 3D printing, a background in architecture, and the will to liberate his creative mind, Korean designer Se Yoon Park has created a stunning art installation made up of 3D-printed trees. The 3D Printing Process behind the Art.

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Irish Digital Art Student Brings a Sea Monster to Life – With 3D Printing


Amy Doran is a graduate of 3D Design, Model Making and Digital Art from the National Film School at I.A.D.T I love learning about new materials and practices, both physical and digital and this led me to experiment with 3D printing.”. Sea monsters exist – at least in 3D-printed form.

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3D Print Your Way to the Finish Line


Arthropoda , winner of our Slot Car Challenge, was inspired by sketches from the Art Forms in Nature series by Ernst Haeckel. The body was 3D Printed in paintable resin and finished with high-gloss spray paint to create a shiny look.

3D printing with flexible materials – FlexPLA tests

Algorithmic Art

parametric | art. I’ve already written about the sustainability of 3D printing with biodegradable materials like PLA or 3D printing with wood, but there is a huge amount of articles based on the eco-friendly 3D printing materials researches. parametric | art.

3D Printing Emotions? Try Turning Your Love Story Into Art!

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

People get very excited with technology and art and this will only add to that excitement.”. These designs are 3D printed using Objet260 Connex Multi-material 3D Printers from Stratasys and a variety of both rigid and rubber-like 3D printing materials.

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The Art of Time: Prototyping the Future of Watchmaking

Shapeways Blog

The S-Town podcast recently introduced its millions of listeners to the word horology, or the art of measuring time. The holy grail of watchmaking,” he has written , ”is to seamlessly mesh engineering and art.”. Will the finished watches have any 3D printed parts? .

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Remixing Ancient Art at Samson Young’s Venice Biennale Exhibition ‘Songs for Disaster Relief’

Shapeways Blog

The piece was finished with patinated bronze for the green and copper blended surface, creating the impression of a heavy, monumental work of art. In fact, the merging of these roles impacts not only the use of 3D printing, but also the expressive limits of art.

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How to Use the New Gray Smooth Detail Resin Material from i.materialise


With ten of the most advanced and common 3D printing technologies, twenty different 3D printing material options and over a hundred possible colors and surface finish combinations, Belgian 3D. 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printing material guidelines 3d printing materials Digital Light Processing dlp i.materialise light-cured resin materials materialise Smooth Detail Resin

Open Source Hovalin Violin is 3D Printed in Wood PLA with More Upgrades to Come!


3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed musical instrument 3d printed violin Emulsifide hovalin Kaitlyn Hova Matt and Kaitlyn Hova Matt Hova Minwax Wood Finish reddit Robo3D Wood PLA Stradivarius wood filamentIt wasn’t too long ago that we reported here on a husband and wife team that added to the growing list of 3D printed musical instruments with their own contribution: an open source 3D printed. View the entire article via our website.

Guide to Unusual 3D Printing Materials


If you’re interested in 3D printing and our manufacturing methods, you probably know about the most widely used 3D printing materials. However, these materials are just the tip of the iceburg, 3D printing has many other hidden surprises. Field of Use: Art. Organic Material.

3D-Printed Mickey Mouse Sculptures for #Mickey90


In Brussels, Belgium, street art versions of Mickey adorned the downtown district, and the iconic cartoon character quite literally came along for the ride, accompanying commuters thanks to several art projects with local public transportation. Let’s celebrate!

‘Spherical Creations’: Artist Dario Santacroce Creates Amazing 3D Printed Sandstone Sculptures


Traditional artists are turning to using 3D printing in their work, and making some very interesting hybrid art — that is, art made using both 3D modeling and traditional hand finishing. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Printing Materials 3d printed art 3d printed sandstone 3d printed sculpture 3d printed sculptures 3D printed spheres 3d printing artist art Dario Santacroce geometry sandstone sculpture

Now You Can Print Your Very Own Blackhand Warhammer

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Sara, the Finnish maker who created the warhammer, did not have a lot of experience with the translucent filament before she tried her fan-art. Fun Blackhand's warhammer props fan art world of warcraft

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Introducing Our New Multicolor Gloss Material!


Good news for fans of multicolor , that sturdy sandstone material that comes out of the printer in vibrant colors! This material is now available in a glossy, bright new finish that gives your print a smoother, more polished look.

The 'Art' of failure - When 3D prints go wrong and lessons from failure


I let this print finish just for the fun of it, And it''s also an awesome demonstration of overhang! Who needs support material. Any tips for testing the boundaries of your machine and 3D printing, please comment below - Anyone done any ''Art'' with failed prints?

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Danny van Ryswyk’s Dark Wonderland: Master Artist Shares How He Hand-Paints Polyamide 3D Prints


In my case, I use a modern approach because my sculptures are 3D printed in polyamide , a material which requires different painting methods. Which material is your favorite to 3D print in, and why? This is how I make my art. Art is all about finding your own style and methods.

How Educators and Students create realistic full-colour multi-material 3D models

Javelin Tech Tips

Having the right tools is crucial to accomplishing learning objectives, developing in-demand skills for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields, empowering innovation and building college and career readiness. 3D Printing in multiple materials and colours.

Material Workshop at Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara


The workshop will delve into the overall process of making three-dimensional solid objects from digital designs and explore the various powders, binders and support materials that allow for the geometric flexibility inherent to additive manufacturing.

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Airbus Gets on Board with 3D Printing

Additive Manufacturing

The finished, 3D-printed spacer panel (Photo courtesy of Materialise). The finished, 3D-printed spacer panel, interior view (Photo courtesy of Materialise). Painting and Finishing. Detail view of the finish (Photo courtesy of Materialise). By Materialise | Case Study.

3D Printed Daniel Hilldrup Lampshade Shines with 46 Colors, Multiple Material Properties

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Creative artist Daniel Hilldrup is hard at work putting the Objet500 Connex 3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer by Stratasys through its paces with TRIG – a fully 3D printed, multi-color lampshade in the style of Gaudi. Renderings during the TRIG design process.

Do YOU want to be a 3d printer? Human 3d printer!?

DIY 3D Printing

At first I was like : "whaaaat" then I got it :-) It is a project to load a STL file into laser guide that will outline a shape on a surface and then a PERSON will manually deposit hot glue or some other material. art diy instructables laser

Our 8 Favorite 3D-Printed Sculptures


It’s a technology with almost limitless design possibilities – and that leads to some pretty fantastic art. This resulted in a series of pop art collages. Korean architect Se Yoon Park created a stunning art installation made up of 3D-printed trees.

Project Bigbronze Presented at CES: Life-Sized Bust of Fuel3D’s CEO Created Using bronzeFill


While some people still associate 3D printing with choppy, layered looking plastic creations that proclaim “prototype” more than “finished product,” materials... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3D Scanners 2015 international ces 3d printed bust bronzefill bust colorfabb Cura fuel3d meshmixer portrait bust Project Bigbronze Steve Cox Stuart Mead ultimaker

3D-Printed Crown Replica Dazzles in the Cathedral of Antwerp


The well-rounded, skilled work by the i.materialise team, together with expert knowledge from Mindscape3D and Bijorca, showed that a three-way collaboration can produce a beautiful piece of art. 3D Printing Art Jewelry Crown silver

A Collage of 3D Printing Possibilities


I’m a Berlin-based jewelry designer and artist and I create jewelry as well as installations and art objects. My work is an exploration in contrasts – between materials , values, colors and personal content. What about 3D printing materials. 3D Printing Art Fashion Jewelr

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Stratasys Inc.-Leading Artists Showcase Intricate Pieces Achievable with Multi-Material 3D Printing at Acadia

Additive Manufacturing

This is explored through the relationships between form and performance, and the design nuances made possible with multi-material and color 3D printing. Without multi-material 3D printing, the gradient distribution of material properties and performance would be impossible.”.

Material for artists: 3D printing wood, chalk, and eventually metal with bronze


A gorgeous dual material and well polished bronze ring by foehnsturm Important materials for artists Still today, the visual quality of 3D printed objects is far from perfect. But certainly it is a major and very welcome addition to the list of interesting materials to 3D print.

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The K8200: my favorite open-source 3d printer

Algorithmic Art

It’s been a long time since I posted new entry on this 3d printing related blog, I really have to apologize because the last couple of months have been really busy with Gigamax 3D Printing Technology and parametric | art 3d print studio. just finished a 3d printing job. Hi there!

Photoshop CC Now Supports 3D Printing through i.materialise


Photoshop CC now supports 3D Printing with many of the materials offered by i.materialise, and provides useful functions such as instant pricing and automatic mesh repair. Of course, the normal range of colors and finishes are made available for each material!

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3D Printing at the Movies: How a Costume was 3D Printed for Black Panther


The technology chosen to 3D print Queen Ramonda’s crown was Laser Sintering and the material was Polyamide12 or Polyamide (SLS). 3D Printing Art FashionIf you live on this planet, you might have already watched or at least heard about the latest Marvel movie: Black Panther.

Be Your Own 3D Printer — Make 3D Models with Glue and Layered Paper Cutouts via Instructables


Sometimes 3D models seems to be produced by some parts magic, some parts technology, with a big dollop of arts and crafts at the finish line. 3D Design 3D Printing Materials 123Make 2d to 3d 3d printed paper autodesk duck Ghostscript instructables mcor SCAL Scribus Sculptris Sure Cuts a Lot Designers involved in the process often tend to come up with... View the entire article via our website.

Enchanted Forests and Electronic Music: How We 3D Printed a Ring for Tomorrowland


Although it was made out of resin, the ring was finished and cured to make the material seem like aged metal, and the precious stone was inlaid after the final touches had been added to the band. Chances are you’ve heard of Tomorrowland before.

Change the Focus with Panasonic


Like any other art form, photography is a way to express yourself. Jan Wertel explains: “We looked at Art Nouveau, Modernism and Digitalism and we wanted to push the technological boundaries of 3D Printing in terms of intricate details and material thicknesses – or rather thinness.