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« on: March 23, 2012 04:08:58 AM »

Hi everybody.

Not sure whether these qualify as art or crafts, so I am posting here. I have already received some encouraging remarks elsewhere and would be interested to see what the crafts community thinks.

Thanks for your friendly attention.


Dancing Couple


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Youtube video: http://youtu.be/vtV4MLJDgG4


The Scrappies are inspired by everything you can find in a scrapyard: Old nuts and bolts, tin cans, pipes, coils, parts of ball bearings, and more.

Bronze figurines are traditionally made from molds and cast, but our process it very different. It all begins with a digital 3D design which is then used to build the physical model layer by layer from fine metal powders, without any intermediate steps or molds. This relatively new "Additive Manufacturing" or "3D Printing" process allows for the fine and sharp details which are normally not found on cast bronzes.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012 05:04:32 AM »

I've seen some videos about 3D printing and find it amazing.  The one you have on your deviantART board is somewhat different from what I've seen but still almost mind boggling.

This piece is very interesting and would be a hit with some of my family members who are woodworkers and metal workers.  The only thing that would make it better, in my not so humble opinion, is if you used actual scrap parts.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012 08:53:59 AM »

I've seen some videos about 3D printing and find it amazing.  The one you have on your deviantART board is somewhat different from what I've seen but still almost mind boggling.
Thanks for checking that out.

Most 3d printing systems produce very light plastic items with a "cheap" touch-and-feel. This metal process is one of the few (semi-)affordable ones that produce more seriously crafted items.

A longer term goal would be to make garden-size sculptures, but that's still too expensive.

This piece is very interesting and would be a hit with some of my family members who are woodworkers and metal workers.  The only thing that would make it better, in my not so humble opinion, is if you used actual scrap parts.
Opinions vary for sure. I actually want them to show that mind-bending contrast between old, rusty iron and shiny bronze. Maybe the photos don't bring that feeling over.
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