Tips for Designing in Porcelain

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Porcelain is an ancient technology that has been transformed by modern machinery and 3D printing. At Shapeways, we launched our very own porcelain process in 2014 that uses your 3D design file to print a mold and cast using our own porcelain material. To understand how to optimally design for 3D printed porcelain, it is important to understand the production process as well as the caveats of the material. How is 3D printed porcelain created?

Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Monaghan

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We had the chance to sit down with Jonathan to discuss his current exhibition Disco Beast , on view at bitforms Gallery in New York and how he is using 3D printing to bring his animations to the physical world. As an artist, I maintain a wide-ranging practice including animated video installations, prints, and computer fabricated sculpture. I think it is important that many artists are using these powerful creative technologies, like 3D printing and 3D animation.

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

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His sculptures and two-dimensional render-based paintings join childlike fantasy with the macabre and fantastical world of nightmares. “The Untitled Figure” is a polyamide print hand-painted with acrylic paints by Danny Van Ryswyk. In my case, I use a modern approach because my sculptures are 3D printed in polyamide , a material which requires different painting methods. When did you start using 3D printing technology?

In Less Than a Year, 3D Print Start-Up Toyze Secured a Major Client and Reached Over 100 Million Users: Toyze Explains Its Ambitious Growth Plan

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Om Nom , Toss , Roto , Boo , Blue and Lick are mobile game characters with millions of fans around the world and the start of an adventure for one 3D printbusiness. Toyze is an app where users can create, customize, and order 3D printed figurines of popular mobile game characters (including the cast of Zeptolab’s beloved Cut the Rope series.). Toyze gives users the ability to 3D print custom figurines from mobile games.

Modernizing Traditional Material with 3D Printing: Jade Crompton’s “Digital” Ceramics

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Her one-of-a-kind ceramic tableware is the fruit of her unique production methods that incorporates digital design, 3D printing, molding and casting. How is her experimental design approach modernizing ceramics with the help of 3D printing? Jade’s project combines ceramic material, digital design and 3D printing, but without directly 3D printing in ceramics. So how is 3D printing playing a role in her project if it’s not directly 3D printed?

3D Print Start-Up Toyze Secures a Major Backer and Explains Its Ambitious Growth Plan

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Om Nom , Toss , Roto , Boo , Blue and Lick are mobile game characters with millions of fans around the world and the start of an adventure for one 3D printbusiness. Toyze is an app where users can create, customize, and order 3D printed figurines of popular mobile game characters (including the cast of Zeptolab’s beloved Cut the Rope series.). Toyze gives users the ability to 3D print custom figurines from mobile games. 3D Printing Art and Design

With the CHIL-DISH Project, Kids’ Designs Jump off the Page

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That’s why, every year, we sponsor the CHIL-DISH Project , a chance for kids to see their 2D drawings rendered in 3D by designers, then printed by Shapeways. Of the drawings submitted, a group of 10 were chosen to be designed and printed. CHIL-DISH Project initiators Kristos Mavrostomos and Anna van der Leij transformed them in 3D designs, and we 3D printed them in porcelain.

Designer Spotlight: Edrice Waliyar

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I mostly do characters for indie games and 3D printing, and as time goes by the amount of work shifts more and more towards the latter. But with 3D printing, that actually changes. What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways? It was was still a costly thing though, but doing some research on 3D printing, Shapeways kept coming up. I try to take some good looking pictures of my products, and I try to make good renders when I cannot. Print, create, enjoy.

Behind the Product: Glass Vase Mold

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Tim’s creativity and capacity to bring together 3D printing and glassblowing has proven to be a success and this can be seen in his newest work of 3D printed steel molds used to create hand blown glass vases. I’ve been a glassblower for about 10 years and have been trying to figure out a way to form hot glass with 3D printing and I thought of making molds like the Roman ones. Are others in the glass community using 3D printing?

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