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Installing the 8-foot-tall Gigante 3D printer - Kevin Caron

Installing the 8-foot-tall Gigante 3D printer

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.

To read the posts I’ve been making for years about my adventures with 3D printing, choose your subject and click below, or just search.


Can You Clean Up a 3D Print With a Laser?

Artist Kevin is looking at Twins, a sculpture he just finished on one of his 3D printers. On the 3D printed sculpture is a little "stringing," or little hairs, connecting the two sections of the sculpture. Stringing is usually caused by a setting problem - he probably...

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Why Do I Need a 3D Printer?

A gentleman asked Kevin recently, "Why in the world would I want [a 3D printer] in my house? What practical applications are there for a man like me?" Kevin uses his primarily to make art. He creates full-size 4 foot tall 3D-printed sculptures. He also uses his 3D...

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