A Special Type of Designer – Part Two

  Designer Taekyeom Lee built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. In part two of his interview with Ginkgo3D, he shares with our readers his experience in perfecting his ceramic art pieces made with 3D printing. (Part Two) Ginkgo3D: After some two years, you have finally achieved success in combining 3D printing with […]

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A Special Type of Designer – Part One

Designer Taekyeom Lee uses unconventional methods to create three-dimensional type (printed characters or letters) with materials and techniques unique to type design – such as ceramics and various analogue and digital craft techniques. He built his own 3D printer and designed paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic letterings and objects. His research reflects on the development of digital fabrication and the unconventional typographic practices in the post-digital age. Ginkgo3D: How did your research on type design bring you into 3D […]

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Albert Karlen – Lord of the Ring

  In 2001, after toiling in the construction industry for 18 years, Albert Karlen found himself a new passion as an independent designer of metal rings. Albert has aways loved the metal look and coupled with rings, which he feel has the most emotional connection due to it’s proximity with the skin, he focused on ring designs and subsequently founded the Facebook Group MetalDesign. Albert’s journey into designs was a long one, starting from using Autocad in DOS, and now to using […]

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Waterhouse Highlights 3D Printing Challenges, Offers Solutions

Matthew Waterhouse, CEO of 3D Matters, warns that 3D printing faces a number of challenges before it can become a mainstream technology. “Designs require IP and IT security,” he says. There is also the need to develop international printing standards as well as standards in supplier management. “The current materials used in 3D printing have short-term performance and hence, more research is required to make them as durable as materials used in traditional mould-and-die manufacturing,” he says. “We also have to […]

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The Many Faces of Scott Camazine

Dr Scott Camazine from Pennsylvania, USA wears so many hats, you’d think he can’t possibly have time for 3D printing. Yet his signature collections of animal and bird skulls, geometric and organic 3D designs are found in platforms such as Ginkgo3d, Shapeways, iMaterialise, Etsy and elsewhere. Ginkgo3D’s Andrew Loh finally pinned him down when he returned from a trip to Tanzania and got him to answer a few questions.   Andrew: You are a medical doctor, nature lover, author and […]

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Shigeto and his Evolved Creatures

After our previous interview with Shigeto Maeda few months ago, we have to find out more about his interesting Generative Modelling Projects (GMP) which produces creatures as intriguing as the Pokémons.   http://sigma6289.tumblr.com/post/135512726173/gmp7s-objects-movie So here it is: Q: What inspired you to do the GMP project rather than other project when you started learning Blender? A: Well, I began to use Blender about 19 years ago and I was making some strange scenes, life forms and machines, and eventually let my imagination go […]

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Darius Foo: Restless, Hands-On, Trainer-Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, maker, 3DP trainer and avid gamer, Darius Foo believes in sustainable learning via the hands-on approach. He has a strong desire to continuously adopt and absorb new knowledge to sustain his restlessness and creativity. As a trainer, Darius has conducted 3D modelling and printing classes in schools and in the private sector. His Farnix Technologies offers modular design and prototyping services, including traditional tooling and 3D printing. Self-taught in engineering, he also works on hush-hush projects for a government-linked […]

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Shige and The Devil Fish – Synthesizing Nature, Science & Art

Scuba diver, 3D artist, maker and lecturer – Shigeto Maeda is that rare breed of artist who synthesizes nature, science and art to create works of strange and exotic beauty. Many of his 3D printed works recall organic marine life forms, plants and the less-appreciated insect life forms. His Generative Modelling Projects have created great interest in the design community since 2010 and he has been described as “a true Blender legend, the artist most of us looked up to, […]

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Darthrith – Designer For the Dark Side

#Star Calvin Kam, also known as Darthrith in cyberspace, was a left-handed doodler who became an animator and 3D modeller in university. Surfing the net, Calvin came upon a video of a 3D printer. That was the beginning of his journey into serious 3D modeling and printing, his turning over to The Dark Side. Ginkgo3D: Tell us a bit about yourself, Calvin. Calvin: I’m a freelance 3D artist based in Kuala Lumpur, designing 3D graphics for corporate video and television commercial TVC […]

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