Artists are people who are known for conveying mind-boggling ideas to the world. But these extraordinary ideas would not convert into realities without utilitarian technologies. The world of manufacturing technologies is currently boiling up. The concept of additive manufacturing is making its place in a world dominated with subtractive manufacturing technologies. And artists are associating to these technologies, especially 3D printing like no other. So, the question is what are the aspects of technology
that are making these creative heads associate with it? Lets check out.
For answering the above-mentioned question, we take you straightway to artists work from various fields of art. They will provide you the exact understanding of how 3D printing
is bringing to life their realistic visualizations.
3D Printing in Visual Arts
If you are associated in the field of visual arts, youd have encountered 3D printed sculptures, art installations nearby your place. 3D printing technology is obviously contributing to visual arts. This technology based on the concept of layer by layer manufacturing gives artists more freedom for thinking of complex concepts. Ideas that were not possible to be manufactured by older manufacturing technologies are made possible by 3D printing. And top of that, according to according to pick3dprinter
, artists do not need to learn any extra skills apart from 3D modeling for constructing a design of what they wish to print on one of the many 3D printing software.
● If youve seen sugar-like skulls online, youve probably seen art works of Joshua Harker. He is actively involved in providing sync to 3D printing and sculpture design. His creation of plastic facial and skeleton structures using CT and 3D scanning is famous worldwide.
● Kate Blacklock is someone who does not take a halt at plastic filaments. She uses clay for making 3D printed pottery. She has done lots of cutouts and delicate patterns using 3D printers.
● Danny van Ryswyk is a multi-talented artist that conceptualizes erratic designs, not only prints using 3D printers but also paints them. After doing so he does a display of these artworks in ornate glass cases. Instead of sculpting by hand, he uses a polyamide filament for giving life to his realistic visualizations.
3D Printing in Music
If you are yet to come out of the bubble that says 3D printing can only be used for making museum installations, this is the right time to do so. Apart from Fine Arts, musicians have started integrating with this modern technology. Due to which, you may soon see innovative instruments and tools that allow music to be explored more elaborate than ever.
● French artist Giles Azzaro has invented a technique to make sound permanent through 3D printing. This, he did by recording sound waves of music and transforming them into structures that you can touch and feel. To date Azzaro has done it with his dear friends newborn baby and Barack Obamas State of the Union Address.
● Olaf Diegel has transformed his passion for music into ODD Guitars using 3D printers. Diegels customizable guitars are available for sale, and for more information about how he associates his love for music with the technology available, you can see his website.
3D Printing in Theater
Theater as an art form involves many other art forms. Because of which 3D printing technology can find its application in a broad manner in Theatre. Be it costume pieces or set elements, all you need is a 3D printer to manufacture them within hours.
● Extremely lucrative to ones eyes, Opera Theatres production of Fra Diavolos life-sized art pieces are printed by Wasp engineers. Their successful experimentation gives wings to many future theater set designers and artists to take help of 3D printing for achieving finesse in their work.
● Arizona State University tied up with the school's makerspace facility for building its costume pieces. Access is given to the universitys actors, technicians, etc, for creating whatever they need for their projects. Because of this the overall cost they used to spend on their projects is decreasing.
3D Printing in Dance
Professional dancing involves props for creating drama on stage that depicts real-life dramatic situations. And for manufacturing these props, 3D printing technology becomes handy. Innovating objects that do not harm the dancer and fulfill the purpose is a challenge that every prop-making personnel faces.
● To address this issue, an artist Hadar Neeman has experimented in making shoes used in Pointe dance form. By scanning dancers feet, she managed to make shoes out of elastomeric polymer. The level of accuracy which was never possible before, was achieved using this. Because of this, dancers no longer have to wear shoes that are of standard sizes not suiting their legs.
3D Printing in Cinema
Cinematography and the tools used for doing it can be made using 3D printing technology. A lot of tools for doing cinematography needs replacement of parts that are broken, which can be 3D printed easily. Apart from that below is the intriguing project in this field, if theyd be successful, theyd change the fate of this industry.
● Bears on Stairs is an animation created by Studio DBLG, its depending on the bear walking up a staircase. This is the current new element in 3D printing that has managed to catch the eyes of many animators.
And these are just five disciplines in which 3D printing has already found its place. But the technology is growing and so it is connecting more and more with other fields. You can expect an increasing number of innovations especially in 3D printer art in the coming years. The reason why we are predicting so is simple; the arts is a field which takes into account many kinds of devices as well as tools. 3D printing technology permits artists to bring into life the visualizations that they think of. The technologys practicality, flexibility and the ability to mass customize is winning the race by outdoing benefits of other manufacturing technologies. Artists are getting more freedom for transforming complex ideas into reality.