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3D Printing onto Thermochromics – It GLOWS!!!!

A little something I was experimenting with a wee while ago… I’m hoping to pick this up again soon…

Very pretty results if nothing else.. I really liked the way you could track the nozzle not only by it’s movement and noise but also the heat exchange changing the colour of the surface it was printing onto…

The picture below shows only the nozzle’s track and no polymer yet!

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The picture below shows how the yellow polymer glows as the magenta thermochromic dye changes under the heat. It’s a 31 degree magenta thermochromic dye on silk that I printed the polymer onto with the Ultimaker 3D printer.

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http://vimeo.com/83543582#t=0s

One Fold – One Love!

It’s funny how an introduction to a certain design, technique, fold, skill or material can lead to an obsession with (in my case) a certain origami fold pattern! Is it funny tho? Is it just what we do? Is it our way of working as designers? Do we see the potential in the simplicity of an engineered shape and explore it’s aesthetic potential!? Well, for me, if it hadn’t been for the DEAF 2012 workshop that I attended last year I don’t think I’d be so obsessed with this particular origami fold! I have several people to thank for that – Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberger, Leonie UrffFlorian Horsch and Mika Satomi.

Before I had the pleasure of meeting the talented individuals above I had started here

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Then as a team we arrived here –

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And since then I’ve used the same fold again and again and again! This is just one textile sample under four different conditions that appears as different colours. Still… so much more I could do with this!

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Someone send me to SXSW Pleeeaaassseeeeee…

Ok so it’s a long shot but worth asking right??? Take me to Texas!

“Scheduled March 8-12, the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival will feature five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer. – See more at: http://sxsw.com/interactive#sthash.cHoBMYZ3.dpuf

The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants. As Austin has grown and diversified, film companies and high-tech companies have played a major role in the Austin and the Texas economies. In 1994, SXSW added a film and interactive component to accommodate these growth industries. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract approximately 32,000 registrants to Austin every March.

SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or the internet. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.

Sounds like a brilliant platform for getting together and getting it done!!! Maybe next year folks!

Printed movable surfaces… That’s cool!

It’s been a while… sorry about that, life has been spent in hotels, on friends sofas and living out of a suitcase, but I’m back and I’m going to show you what I’ve seen and what I’m doing…

These are some of the cool things that I saw at the 3D Print Show in London Last month (last month already!!! ARRGHHHHH).. The movable surfaces were of GREAT interest! (links to follow!)

3D Print Show LONDON 19-21st October.. Are you going?

I am!!!

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(Ludovico Lombardi www.ldvc.net)

Very much looking forward to visiting the 3D PRINT SHOW at The Brewery in London.

By purchasing a VIP ticket I gain access to the Live Show on Saturday night which I’m hoping will inspire the 3D printing/costume cross over part of this project… What the organisers of the  live show say –

“A live catwalk show, featuring some of the most amazing new 3D fashion, from clothes to shoes, jewellery to hats. 3D printing has allowed designers to create shapes and textures that they could previously only imagine, so this promises to be unlike any fashion show you’ve seen before.

The show will premier the world’s first 3D printed band. This will feature music written specifically for the 3D Printshow – in many cases compositions that have been created as music themes and motifs to accompany specific pieces, designers and events within the show.

Live 3D visuals, creating incredible visual 3D displays around the walls of the room. The show will also feature exclusive contributions from key exhibitors, showcasing those selected technologies and products that we’ve been most impressed by.

Much more than just a music and fashion showcase, this event will allow you to experience the world’s most cutting edge technologies in action. There will be a number of surprise features and special guests that we’ll be announcing in the lead up to the show.”

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(Niccolo Cassas www.niccolocasas.com)

I’m looking forward to attending 4 different workshops and seeing the show itself… I will no doubt once again have my mind blown!

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