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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How to Remove ‘Strings’ From 3D Prints
It may be possible to entirely avoid "stringing" when 3D printing by adjusting print speed or temperature, but I always seem to have some.I've tried various ways to remove them - the laser was pretty much a spectacular fail but fun! - but the best I've found so far is...
3D printing carbon fiber opens up more possibilities
Arizona artist Kevin Caron shares why & how he began 3D printing in carbon fiber filament ….
Is it art … or just a misprint?
This blog post shares artist Kevin Caron’s adventures 3D printing a wall wreath, what went wrong, & why it might be right after all ….
Unfiltered: How to Replace a 3D Printer Extruder, Part 1
Cerberus 3D’s Steve Graber and artist Kevin Caron upgrade the extruder on the original 8-foot-tall Cerberus 3D Gigante 3D printer ….
Your chance to see my 8-foot-tall 3D printer running!
If you live in the metro Phoenix area, though, this could be your chance to see an 8-foot-tall 3D printer running ….
Baby gets a new pair of shoes
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...
How to use 3D printing to improve a tool – errr, toy!
Artist Kevin Caron shows how he used 3D printing to improve a tool – errr, toy ….
What a tangled 3D printing filament spool we weave …
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...
Details, details, details – 3D printing fit and finish
Artist Kevin Caron details how he refined his design for this latest 3D printed sculpture ….
Why 3D printing isn’t
just ‘pushing a button’
3D printing isn’t as simple as just pushing a button ….