Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research



Dr Peter Walters

Presentations and Papers

Academic Papers

1st February 2017

venue: chemelot conference Centre, sittard Green Netherlands

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Dr Peter Walters: Design at the intersection of Smart materialsand 3D printing

This Presentation will show practical examples of research into the application of smart shape-changing materials and 3D printing technologies undertaken at the CFPR, UWE Bristol. Research takes place through creative collaboration between specialists in disciplines including design, robotics and 3D printing. Practical to be presented will include the development of a tentacle- like 'smart puppet; with flex sensor controller. Methods and materials used will be discussed along with future expectations and implications of smart materials and 3d printing within creative design

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Conference presentation: Smart Materials and Novel Actuators: Creative Applications in Art and Design in Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology, Bilabo URL www.technarte.org

3-dimensional Fabrication of Soft Energy Harvesters. Walters, P. , McKay, T. G. , Rossiter, J. M. , O'Brien, B. M. and Anderson, I. A. Session 5: Energy Harvesting I, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XV Conference, San Diego, California, USA 10 - 14 March 2013

3D Printing of Transparent Glass. Authors: Huson, D., Parraman, C., Klein, S., Simske, S., Walters, P. and Adams, G. Digital Fabrication 2012/NIP28, 28th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Quebec, Canada, 9-13 September 2012


Bioinspired Control of Electro-Active Polymers for Next Generation Soft Robots. Emma Wilson, Sean R. Anderson, Tareq Assaf, Martin Pearson, Peter Walters, Chris Melhuish, Jonathan Rossiter, Tony Pipe, Paul Dean, and John Porrill. TAROS Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Bristol, UK 20-25 August 2012

Design of a deployable structure with shape memory polymers Conference: Smart Structures - The conference for Smart Sensors, NDE, Aerospace Systems, Energy Harvesting, EAP, and More,
Authors: J. M. Rossiter, F. Scarpa, ; K. Takashima; P. Walters, San Diego, California, USA 11-15 March 2012

Digital Fabrication of “Smart” Structures and Mechanisms—Creative Applications in Art and Design. Peter Walters and David McGoran. Digital Fabrication 2011 Conference, NIP 27, 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Minnesota, USA, October 2011.

Digital Fabrication of a Novel Bio-Actuator for Bio-Robotic Art and Design. Walters, P., McGoran, D., Ieropoulos, I. and Rossiter, J. Digital Fabrication 2011 Conference, NIP 27, 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Minnesota, USA, October 2011.

Edible 3D Printing. Walters, P., Huson, D. and Southerland, D. Digital Fabrication 2011 Conference, NIP 27, 27th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Minnesota, USA, October 2011.

‘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.

‘3D Printing and Fabrication of “Smart” Responsive Devices: A Comparative Investigation.’ Peter Walters. 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. Jonathan Rossiter, Peter Walters, and Boyko Stoimenov.’ Proceedings of the11th SPIE Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) conference, San Diego, California, USA, March 2009.

‘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

'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

'Designing by numbers? Keeping the human in human-centred design', Walters, P. Chamberlain, P. Press, M. and Tomes, A. (2004), Pixel Raiders 2 Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 6 – 8 April 2004

'In Touch: An investigation of the benefits of tactile cues in safety critical product applications', Walters, P; Chamberlain, P; Press, M (2003), Techne: The Design Wisdom Fifth European Academy of Design Conference, Barcelona University, 28 – 30 April 2003


‘Made in the Future: 3D Printing’, Science Museum, London, June 2011

'Novel 3D Printing', Dr Peter Walters, Institute of Advanced Studies Workshop Series: Printing smart materials and machines, University of Bristol, 25 February 2011

'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

'3D Printing: Some practical examples in art and design' presented at 'New 3D Technologies in the Arts and Crafts; An Interdisciplinary Perspective', discussion day, University of the West of England, 25 June 2008.
'Hands-on human-centred design' invited presentation at the Informatics Research Institute, Newcastle University, 7 August 2006

'Knowledge in the making: Design research from MA to PhD' guest lecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, 26 May 2006

'Prototyping and human-centred design practice' invited presentation at 'The Artefact and Knowledge' Arts and Humanities Research Council consortium conference on practice-based research in art and design, University of Leeds, 27 September 2005

'Do not look at my songs! The craft of creative education' invited presentation at the 10th Leeds International Jazz Conference, International Association of Jazz Educators, Leeds College of Music, 2 - 4 April 2004. With Jamie Taylor, Leeds College of Music

Patent Applications

WO2004097994 (2004) 'Identification system for compatible components and apparatus for use with such systems' inventors: Paul Chamberlain and Peter Walters

WO03049911 (2003) 'Hand Tool' inventor: Peter Walters

GB2399783 (2004) 'Hand Tool' inventor: Peter Walters

Selected Citations:

Peter's Practice-led research in art and designhas been cited in:

Rust, C. (2004) ‘Design Enquiry: Tacit Knowledge and Invention in Science’ in Design Issues Volume 20 Issue 4 pp 76 – 85

Chamberlain, P. Gardner, P. Lawton, R. Green, B. (2006) ‘Shape of things to come’ Eurohaptics 2006, July 3-6, 2006, Paris, France

Rust, C. (2006) ‘Investigating Our Future: How Designers can get us all Thinking’ Viva50plus World Ageing and Generations Congress, University of St Gallen, Switzerland 27-29 September 2006

Thirkell, P. (2007) ‘Truth to Virtual Materials’ The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Printmaking Symposium, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, 4 July 2007

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

'Committed to Print' review of group exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, in Printmaking Today Vol 16 No 3 (2007) p 5