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Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P. (2017, February). Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing. Presented at 4D Printing and Meta Materials Conference

This presentation will show practical examples of research into the application of smart shape-changing materials and 3D printing technologies, undertaken at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Research takes place through creative co... Read More about Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing.

3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters (2013)
Book Chapter
Walters, P., McKay, T. G., Rossiter, J. M., O'Brien, B. M., & Anderson, I. A. (2013). 3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters. In Y. Bar-Cohen (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE Volume 8687SPIE

Dielectric elastomer generators (DEG) provide an opportunity to harvest energy from low frequency sources. Because DEG are soft, deformable, high energy density generators, they can be coupled to complex structures such as the human body to harvest e... Read More about 3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters.

3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923) (2013)
Physical Artefact
Walters, P., Eisenmann, M., & Peebles, E. 3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923)

This output brings together research in the visual arts and new fabrication technologies. The project focuses on the reconstruction by 3D printing of the ‘Jointed Doll’ (1923) originally designed and made at the Bauhaus in Weimar by Josef Hartwig and... Read More about 3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923).

Insects au gratin (2012)
Physical Artefact
Walters, P., Spears, K., Kupfer, P., & Soars, S. Insects au gratin

Insects Au Gratin looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food. By combining entomophagy with emerging 3D food printing technologies, the project encourages eaters to consider mo... Read More about Insects au gratin.

3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications (2011)
Book Chapter
Walters, P., Huson, D., Parraman, C., & Stanić, M. (2011). 3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications. In S. Hoskins (Ed.), Impact 6 Proceedings, 31-39. Impact Press, University of the West of England

In this paper we report on an ongoing interdisciplinary investigation into the capabilities of colour 3D printing technologies, and present examples of the application of these technologies within art and design practice. The paper demonstrates that... Read More about 3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications.

3D printing and colour: A multidisciplinary investigation (2011)
Book Chapter
Huson, D., Parraman, C., & Walters, P. (2011). 3D printing and colour: A multidisciplinary investigation. In S. Hoskins (Ed.), IMPACT 6 Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference Proceedings, 31-38. Unviersity of the West of England

We present ongoing research undertaken within the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England, which aims to investigate and exploit new 3D printing and fabrication technologies within the context of the Fine and Applied A... Read More about 3D printing and colour: A multidisciplinary investigation.

“Vela” pulsar sculpture (2010)
Physical Artefact
Walters, P., & Davies, K. “Vela” pulsar sculpture

This sculpture was created through the transformation of astrophysical data into tangible 3D form. The sculpture was 3D printed from a signal, detected by a radio telescope, which emanates from a distant star – a pulsar – located in the constellatio... Read More about “Vela” pulsar sculpture.

3D printing and fabrication of “Smart” responsive devices: A comparative investigation (2009)
Book Chapter
Walters, P. (2009). 3D printing and fabrication of “Smart” responsive devices: A comparative investigation. In NIP25: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2009, Louisville, KentuckySociety for Imaging Science and Technology

A conference paper presented at the NIP25: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2009, 20 September 2009, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. This paper describes methods for the three-dimensional fabrication of sma... Read More about 3D printing and fabrication of “Smart” responsive devices: A comparative investigation.

Image analysis of surface elements reproduction quality in 3D ink-jet printing (2009)
Book
Walters, P., Stanic, M., & Lozo, B. (2009). Image analysis of surface elements reproduction quality in 3D ink-jet printing. NIP25: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication

Three-dimensional ink-jet printing described here is powder-based rapid prototyping (RP) technique. It is based on conventional ink jet printing technology, with basic build materials being powders and binders (inks). Designed or captured 3D object i... Read More about Image analysis of surface elements reproduction quality in 3D ink-jet printing.

Three-dimensional fabrication of smart actuators: design applications (2008)
Book Chapter
Walters, P., & Rossiter, J. (2008). Three-dimensional fabrication of smart actuators: design applications. In NIP24: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USASociety for Imaging Science and Technology

A conference paper presented at the NIP24: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2008, September 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This paper describes the design and digital fabrication of a series of “... Read More about Three-dimensional fabrication of smart actuators: design applications.

Specifying colour and maintaining colour accuracy for 3D printing (2008)
Journal Article
Parraman, C., Walters, P., Huson, D., & Reid, B. (2008). Specifying colour and maintaining colour accuracy for 3D printing. Proceedings of SPIE, 6805, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.766540

Advances in rapid prototyping technologies have led to the emergence of three-dimensional printers which can fabricate physical artefacts, including the application of surface colours. In light of these developments, this paper asserts that the need... Read More about Specifying colour and maintaining colour accuracy for 3D printing.