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Issues of tacit knowledge within 3D printing for artists, designers and makers

Hoskins, Stephen



The creative industries are directly interfacing with 3D printing technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. However for the creative community it is not possible to take on a new manufacturing technology without an inherent understanding of materials. All too often with the adoption of new technology, in whatever discipline, one can instantly tell a work that has been dictated and created by the simple constraints of a new process. It will not possess any of the inherent material or aesthetic qualities that are obvious in a piece that is made so skillfully that it transcends the process. Therefore the adoption of 3D printing technology is not simply a matter of detailing scientific or engineering advances to a new process. A selection of case studies of leading designer makers who demonstrate both skill and technical expertise will be presented to reveal the spread and problems of the technology over a number of diverse disciplines

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 1, 2014
Journal NIP & Digital Fabrication Conference
Print ISSN 2169-4451
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2014
Issue 30
Pages 426-431
Book Title Proceedings of the Digital Fabrication and Digital Printing NIP30 Conference
ISBN 9780892083114
Keywords 3D print, additive manufacture, materials, creative
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