Re: artist wants carved styrene shapes

Date: Thu Jul 02 1998 - 18:31:59 EEST

        THis may not be what you are exactly looking for, but never the
        A couple of arts students here from a Visualization & PRototyping
class used an ingenious way to build big prototyppes out of thermocoal from a
smaller part on the computer. What they did was they used QuickSlice , a
software that forms the interface for A FDM machine, to slice up the stl file
& then projected each layer on to a thermocoal slab pressed against the wall (
the distance of projection decides the size of the projected slices). They
then cut along the outlines & stuck the individual layers of cut thermocoal to
make a scaled up prototype of a tooth.
        It is a simple ingenious way to build scaled prototypes yourself.


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On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, sharon wrote:

> I am an artist looking for ways to output my 3-d images. I am interested in
> a computer process whereby large blocks of polystyrene are cut (or
> hot-wired) according to the data in the CAD drawing. I use a program
> (macromedia extreme 3-D) to design biormorphic forms and I am interested in
> going directly from the computer files to a mechanical process. I am
> actually very interested in ANY options that would be feasable and available
> to me as an individual designer. I am looking for general information about
> the subject of 3D printing and output methods in general.
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