The 3D printing process builds a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) model, usually by successively adding material layer by layer, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing, unlike conventional machining, casting and forging processes, where material is removed from a stock item (subtractive manufacturing) or poured into a mold and shaped by means of dies, presses and hammers.
OUR VERY FIRST ATTEMPT AT USING A 3D PRINTED OBJECT AS PART OF ONE OF OUR SCULPTS. THE HEAD WAS PRINTED IN MULTIPLE PIECES, THEN GLUED TOGETHER, FILLED AND SANDED BEFORE HAVING A COAT OF HIGH BUILD PRIMER.
AS WE HAVE BECOME MORE AWARE OF WHERE WE CAN UTILISE 3D PRINTING THE MORE WE SEEM TO BE TURNING TO. THE PHOTO REEL BELOW SHOWS HOW WE GO FROM A 12 PIECE 3D PRINT TO A PATTERN READY FOR MOULDING THEN ONTO THE FINAL PU FOAM CORINTHIAN CAPITALS.