As an artist who works three dimensions and often designs in CAD (Computer Aided Design), I was immediately fascinated by the opportunities afforded by 3D printing.
This new technology offers much promise for creating not only original art, such as my 5-1/2-foot-tall sculpture Epic Swoon, but also maquettes, or small models, to show patrons for commissions.
This article will tell you more about how I got involved in 3D printing and how it influences my artistic practice.
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I use my 8-foot-tall Cerberus 3D Gigante 3D printer a lot. I've probably printed 100 sculptures on it, and that doesn't include failed prints, which would multiply that number several times over. Accordingly, things wear out. (Technology is always improving, too, but...
Artist Kevin Caron shows how he used 3D printing to improve a tool – errr, toy ….
I was SO excited when I found a source for 15-pound spools of 3D printing filament! It was just what I needed to feed my voracious 8-foot-tall Cerberus 3D Gigante 3D printer. Some of its prints take 4 - 5 days to complete, which meant more getting up in the middle of...
Artist Kevin Caron details how he refined his design for this latest 3D printed sculpture ….
3D printing isn’t as simple as just pushing a button ….
Artist Kevin Caron explains how he began painting his 3D printed sculptures and shows the results ….
Artist Kevin Caron shares how he enhanced his Gigante 3D printer using 3D printing to improve the cooling fan ….
Artist Kevin Caron’s attempts to use PETG filament in his 8-foot-tall Cerberus 3D 3D printer have resulted in some spectacular fails ….
After working with 3D printing for 6 years, I’ve seen a lot of changes. A LOT of changes. One of the big changes is the availability of different types of filament ….
My 3D-printed and metal sound sculpture SoundWaves (light change filament and painted steel, 36" x 19" x 17") is challenging me yet again. After its light-changing properties disappointingly ceased, I began to think about what to do with the finish. The material is...