Good news! The Athlete Wrestling with a Python sculpture is available for order on Shapeways! There are two versions, a regular one and a hollow one to save on the price. Please enjoy these snaps I took of the print earlier this week.
I decided to print a model that is dear to me. It’s a sculpture titled: an athlete wrestling with a python. Sir Frederic Leighton sculpted it in the 19th century. It’s on display in the Tate Britain. When I first visited the museum this piece just grabbed my attention. So when last year I delved […]
The shiny new printer arrived today! I ordered it to my workplace, which, in hindsight was a big mistake. I don’t drive and take the bus to work each day. Now when I realized that the package is around 20 kilos I was shocked… So it arrived yesterday and I called a cab to get […]
Stereolitography (SLA) printing is actually the oldest 3d printing technology. In 1986 Charles W. Hull successfully printed a 3d model. An SLA printer has a vat of UV curable liquid, a resin, and a laser that tracks the surface layer by layer. The UV light cures parts of the resin and then after each layer […]
The first technology I’d like to talk about is Selective Laser Sinistering or SLS printing. In my humble opinion this is one of the best methods out there at this moment. Why is it so good? Well, with most 3d printers what kills a print is the support structure you have to add. That is the […]
3D printing was something that interested me for the past few years, but always seemed so distant. As a 3d modeller I day-dreamed about getting some of my models printed one day and quite honestly that dream was realized last November. I started working at Propshop, a modelmaking company based in Pinewood Studios, near London. […]