The collection of Rapid Prototypes for the Materials Migrations project is finally complete and ready to be artificially aged. Tom Lomax’ artwork, designed specifically for this project, has been printed in six different materials, using four technologies. These are: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), ZCorp 3D printing (white and colour), Stereo Lithography (SLA) and Objet Polyjet, […]
Augmented Artefacts is concerned with the way digital design and technology may be used in heritage and conservation contexts. The research proposals focus on the way digital heritage is collected, preserved and displayed and what the subsequent repercussions are for an authentic object in the museum. An introduction to the research area can be found here.
The physical processes of the Materials Migrations project are being documented and made into a pair of films by artist Onya McCausland. These will act as a public engagement tool aiming to demystify the process of 3d printing from concept through to production. Much of the filming took place within the Rapid Prototyping workshops of […]
Part of this project (Materials Migrations) sought to establish how and why artists work with additive manufacturing and what the limitations of using the available technologies are. Along with face to face interviews, a number of artists and designers completed a questionnaire on the same topic (about 50 in total), aiming to establish what the […]
Senior Curator at the V&A, Douglas Dodds, tells us about the Play it Again SAM project and explains his personal interest in the process. Curator Interview from Design with Heritage on Vimeo.
One of the team members, Mona Hess, describes in detail below the process of scanning SAM that took place recently at the home of Richard Ihnatowicz in London: 3D scanning based on fringe-projection – Chris Cornish To produce a non-contact, metric record of the sculpture, a three-dimensional optical surface scan was provided by Chris […]
Last week the Play it Again SAM team decamped to Richard Ihnatowicz’ home, spending a day there 3D scanning and making detailed records of SAM. Although no longer operational, SAM is still in a remarkably good condition, making the tasks of scanning and reconstruction much easier than could otherwise have been the case. Chris […]
The first stage of the Materials Migrations Project is almost complete. As the design process for the 3D sculpture draws to a close, Tom Lomax explains the final steps of this operation: “Once the drawings generated in CAD have been exported to the STL file generating software, we can see on opening them that the […]
Below are some images and drawings produced by artist Tom Lomax. He is developing this design for a sculpture which will be printed as part of Materials Migrations and will become one of the two test objects for this comparative study of Rapid Prototype technologies and materials. Tom talks us through his process: […]
Last week Sarah Younan began scanning objects from the collection of the National Museum of Wales’ collection, as part of the Materials Migrations project. One of these scanned objects, most likely a teacup due to its large surface area, will become one of the two prototype artworks to be printed, analysed, aged and compared, […]
Materials Migrations is pleased to have artist Tom Lomax working with us. The objects above are examples of Tom’s recent compelling work. Tom creates Rapid Prototype sculptures, experimenting with materials, scale and colour and will be designing an artwork as part of this project. The design will challenge the processes and […]