Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
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The Fabrication of Three Dimensional Art and Craft Artefacts through Virtual Digital Construction and Output


Awarding body:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Principle Investigator: Professor Stephen Hoskins
Co-Investigator: Dr Paul Thirkell
Research Fellow: David Huson
RCUK Research Fellow: Dr Peter Walters
Project PhD Student: Brendan Reid
Project duration: 01.01.2007 - 31.12.2009

Project details and full report:
The Centre for Fine Print Research was awarded a large AHRC grant in 2007 to carry out research into 3D rendering and 3D printing (also known as rapid prototyping).

.pdf download:Download the full project report here (.pdf)

Case Studies:
Click on the text below the images to view the case studies of 3D making undertaken throughout the project, in collaboration with a selection of artists and the project researchers.











Conference Panels:

Technical Advances panel, Impact 6 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, UWE, September 2009

Symposia:
3D Printing Research - symposium and exhibition, Tobacco Factory, 9 December 2009

3D symposium, Centre for Fine Print Research UWE, 25 June 2008

Conference Papers:
'The Margins of Art Practice Bordering on Industrial Development', Hoskins, S. International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer, Hampton Court Palace, London, 2 December 2009.

‘3D Printing in Colour: Technical Evaluation and Creative Applications.’ Peter Walters, David Huson, Carinna Parraman, Maja Stanic. Impact 6 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Bristol 17 – 19 September 2009.

'Ossicillating Spaces – The integration of 3d technologies within printmaking and sculptural practice'. Reid, B Impact 6 International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference, Bristol 17 – 19 September 2009.

'From 2D tiles to 3D printed Ceramics: A journey through digital print', Huson, D., Reid, B. Parallels and Connections - A Ceramics and Glass Research Student Conference, University of Sunderland, National Glass Centre, 2009.

‘Further Developments in the Digital Fabrication of Ceramic Artworks’ Conference paper, Huson, D. IS&T International Conference on Digital Fabrication Technologies, Louisville, Kentucky, September 2009.

‘3D Printing and Fabrication of “Smart” Responsive Devices: A Comparative Investigation.’ Walters, P. Proceedings of IS&T NIP25/Digital Fabrication 2009 Society of Imaging Science and Technology, Digital Fabrication 2009, Louisville, Kentucky. 20 – 24 September 2009.

‘Printing 3D dielectric elastomer actuators for soft robotics.' Rossiter, J. Walters, P. Stoimenov, B.’ Proceedings of the 11th SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) conference, San Diego, California, USA, March 2009.

'Beyond Digital.' Hoskins, S, Southern Graphics Council Conference: Global Implications, USA, March 2009.

'Printmaking with Extreme Technology.' Hoskins, S, Southern Graphics Council Conference: Global Implications, USA, March 2009.

'Pictorial Information as Transcribed by the Artist or Designer', Hoskins, S. Electronic Imaging Science and Technology Conference, San Jose, California, USA, 20-22 January 2009

'Using 3D Printing and Associated Technologies in an Art/Craft Environment'. Huson, D. Ceram Powder Matrix Seminar on Rapid Manufacture, November 2008. (.pdf)

'An untruth to materials', Reid, B. Chelsea College of Art, 16th May, 2008

‘Three-Dimensional Fabrication of Smart Actuators: Design Applications’ Walters, P. Rossiter, J. M. (2008) IS&T International Conference on Digital Fabrication Technologies, 6-11 September 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

‘3D Printing of Bespoke Ceramic Artworks’ Conference paper, Huson, D. IS&T International Conference on Digital Fabrication Technologies, 6-11 September 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

'Specifying Colour and Maintaining Colour Accuracy for 3D Printing' Parraman, C. Walters, P. Huson, D. and Reid, B. (2008) Proceedings of Electronic Imaging, Society for Imaging Science and Technology/Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, San Jose, 26-31 January 2008

'3D Printing and Colour: A Multidisciplinary Investigation’ Huson, D., Parraman, C., Walters, P. (2008) CREATE Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment, European Union Framework 6 Marie Curie Actions workshop, Bristol 14 – 17 October 2008

‘In Search of the Impossible Ceramic Object’ Huson, D. (2007) IS&T International Conference on Digital Fabrication Technologies, 16-21 September 2007, Anchorage, Alaska