13th Nov 2014: 3D Printing; No-hype, Promise, Just Extraordinary Art and Design by Ann Marie Shillito

 Come along to The Counting House at 7pm to listen to Ann’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections she has to share…


Title of talk:

‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’
by Ann Marie Shillito

3d Printer example

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • Bit of background: mine and 3D printing, focusing on the applied arts
  • 3D printing concepts
  • Applications of 3D Printing: non-frivolous, amazing and beautiful
  • 3D printing materials and combinations
  • To 3D print you need digital 3D models: how to get them?
  • Creating digital data
  • Haptic (touch) 3D modelling programme
  • 3D printing in education
  • 3D Consequences Project


A few paragraphs on your subject:

3D Printing is an incredible enabling technology that has expanded from industrial uses as a means to prototype to uses that already stretch the imagination. The new generation of personal 3D printers that have been adopted by techies have evolved into easy to use printers and have spread to new venues including schools and homes.
Who can guess where the innovators of today will take this new way of making, who can guess what new materials will be invented, developed and discovered, and who know all the different ways that we, the general public, will be able to access and use 3D printing in our daily lives? This will be an on-going and lively discussion.

A few paragraphs about you:

I am CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd, a software development company. I still though consider myself to be a designer maker. I trained as a contemporary jewellery designer with an interest in using non-traditional jewellery materials such as titanium which lends itself to being cut by laser. And so I started to learn to design digitally, using CAD which I found very unsatisfactory, especially when I moved from 2D profiling to 3D modelling for 3D printing.
I became a research fellow at Edinburgh College of Art to investigate haptics as a more intuitive interface for working in 3D. Anarkik3D was founded to commercialise the research findings and in 2008 we started developing our own brand 3D modelling product, Anarkik 3D Design.

What free internet knowledge resources would you recommend to others if they wish to explore your chosen theme further?

http://www.shapeways.com/,      http://i.materialise.com/shop,      http://www.sculpteo.com/en/


What are your weblinks?

Website – http://www.anarkik3d.co.uk
Blog – http://anarkik3d.wordpress.com/,        http://annmarieshillito.wordpress.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Anarkik3D,      https://twitter.com/Anarkik3D
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AnnMarieShillito
Public Email – [email protected]
Any others…. http://www.slideshare.net/AnnMarieShillito/anarkik3-d-for-3d-printshow2013

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