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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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...
Artist Kevin Caron shows how he added light to his 3D printers.
Artist Kevin Caron has discovered a new appearance for his 3D printed sculptures ….
This review of Simplify3D slicing software for 3D printing shares why Simplify is chosen by so many 3D printing fans, as well as some of its challenges.
Kevin Caron shows his large format 3D-printed sculpture Mount Glacier. He says it's cool for several reasons. First, printed in blue translucent PLA resin filament, it is so translucent you can almost see right through it - you can see his hand moving behind it. Mount...
Kevin show his new 3D printer, a Cerberus 3D 400 series. "It has a few bells and whistles," he says. He gives a quick tour of the 3D printer. All of the electronics and computer are under the print tray. He shows the on / off switch and a connection for a USP to the...