3D printing in Art
Art is a very broad term and implies a number of forms as an artist reflects the fact its own investigations and knowledge. In the case of visual arts, where the main form is substance, is now 3D printing the only way to express your artistic ambitions.
Advantages of 3D printing in art
Complex shapes – 3D printing frees the ideas of shape limits and offers the possibility to create complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult to materialize. It opens the door very fast-developing parametric design and art. A good example is designing jewelry that 3D printing gives a new dimension and freedom, and pushes this art into a new perspective.
Originality of the process – New technologies in the hands of creative people bring new ways of applications. 3D printing of the art can bring the artist benefit and interest of the audience. the only limitation is your imagination.
What technology is the best?
In our experience in art is difficult to accurately define the appropriate technology. It is the individual approach of the author as a given technology can handle and apply it to his advantage.
In general, in sculpture and artistic design, which is mainly about shape, inkjet technology is suitable powder – ie 3D Printing with sandstone (multicolor material). Advantage is easy workability and easy combinability with other materials.
For printing jewelery is the preferred photopolymer. It provides the freedom to create very detailed and complex shapes. These can be the end product or for further processing such as the lost wax casting.