Over the past few years, we have seen 3D printers created for large-scale prototyping, as well as machines made by hobbyists for bringing their own products from concept to reality. We’ve also seen artists use unique 3D printing techniques in order to visualize art in ways it has never been seen before.
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This ongoing project was developed as an exploration of the meaning of traditional craft in the age of digital design and manufacturing.
Together with YASKAWA, jonmct design studio has developed a new type of craft oriented 3d printing process based on a Motoman MH250 industrial robot.
A specially designed tool was built to allow for a precise amount of food-safe resin to slowly be pumped along the robot’s pre-programmed path directly into the sand, to allow the creation of complex geometries without the need of support structures as is the case with traditional 3d printing.
Once the resin cures the structure can be extracted from the medium and the final form of the artifact is revealed.
By giving the user the opportunity to manipulate the raw material itself, a much deeper control over the character, identity and physical context of the object may be achieved.