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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One of the things I often hear about my 3D-printed sculpture at events is, “Can you put a light in it?”
The answer is “Yes” ….
It wasn’t until I removed the 3D-printed sculpture from the print tray that I noticed ….
There's nothing like interacting with the public to get a snapshot of how 3D printing is perceived. I got a big dose of that perspective at the 2022 Sculpture Tucson Festival March 18 - 20. It was a smashing success, with nearly 50 sculptors, 900 - 1100 visitors and...
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...
Arizona artist Kevin Caron shares why & how he began 3D printing in carbon fiber filament ….
This blog post shares artist Kevin Caron’s adventures 3D printing a wall wreath, what went wrong, & why it might be right after all ….
Cerberus 3D’s Steve Graber and artist Kevin Caron upgrade the extruder on the original 8-foot-tall Cerberus 3D Gigante 3D printer ….
If you live in the metro Phoenix area, though, this could be your chance to see an 8-foot-tall 3D printer running ….
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 ….