Located on the show floor, the Design Studio to highlights creative applications of 3D printing outside of the manufacturing industry. It will feature the 3D Art Gallery, which showcases the creative approach to art creation and production that’s made possible by additive manufacturing, 3D printing, 3D imaging and digital sculpture. The 3D Fashion show will also take place in the Design Studio on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm, featuring the latest creations from the world’s leading 3D print designers.
2017 3D Art Gallery pieces
“3D Printed Solar Technology”
“Hemp Reinforced Photo Reactive Resin”
“VERSUS :: 0.02 [gridiron] 3D Sculptures of All 50 Professional Football Championship Games”
Design Studio Presentations
Presentations focused on 3D printing innovations in art and design will take place in the Design Studio:
Capitalizing on the Design Freedom of Additive Manufacturing
Duann Scott, Autodesk
Tuesday, May 9 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Additive manufacturing offers unprecedented design freedom, but this potential is often not realized in today’s commonly used design applications. Join Duann Scott, Business Development Manager for Additive Manufacturing and Composites at Autodesk, for an exploration of the latest applications and processes designers and engineers are using to reap the benefits of additive. Scott will explore how workflows for part consolidation, light weighting, surface optimization and generative design can be integrated into existing product development processes to optimize parts for weight, stiffness, and thermal conductivity, and enable a wider range of design alternatives.
Fine Art Bronze Casting using Large Format 3D Printers
Aaron T. Howard, voxeljet America, Inc
Tuesday, May 9 | 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Traditional fine art bronze castings often require clay models, rubber tooling and epoxy take offs for a wax pattern resulting in a ceramic shell for casting bronze sculptures. Using digital data, a sculpture can utilize scanned data from a clay model or digital data directly for the 3D printing of an investment casting pattern. This technology breakthrough allows for faster, higher resolution patterns and a resulting bronze figure that is ultimately lower cost. This presentation will provide an overview of the process including large file size handling, pattern finishing, shelling of thin wall patterns, welding of net shape plates and bronze casting finishing. The use of large format 3D printing has changed the manner in which bronze sculptures view the world.