It's always interesting to see the printed outcome. I did add some pins to the back to be able to wear them as brooches and pin them to the large canvas I hung up on the wall. It will be so much fun seeing all those hundreds of brooches on that canvas at the end of the year. Walking by that canvas everyday keeps me on track and serves as an instant inspiration board.
The design process via Rhino3D and Grasshopper modelling was explained in the last post.
All (except the Anemone Rosette design) were printed in bronze infused stainless steel which has always a nice texture from the printing process.
|BAD-001 Rosette 3D printed stainless steel, 32mm diameter, 3mm thick, designed in Rhino3D and Grasshopper|
|BAD-002 Rosette with denser elliptical shapes|
|BAD-001 and 002 printed in laser sintered nylon plastic dyed coral red, nickel pin in back, 43mm diameter each|
Looking at the printed circle brooches it's apparent that the detail on the printed steel can't match the detail I get from milling in wax. But neverless it's quite interesting.
|BAD-004 Circle Rosette Brooch: 3D printed stainless steel, 30mm diameter, 3mm thick|
|BAD-003 & 004 Circle Rosettes|
|BAD-005 two versions of the Pyramid Rosette brooch in steel|
|BAD-007 Daisy Flower Brooch in steel|
|All printed stainless steel rosettes|
|Anemone rosette, laser sintered nylon plastic, dyed coral red for some more craziness, 41mm diameter, 15mm high|
|The depth it pretty nice.|
|Back side with stainless steel pin|
This weekend I have to make the printing files for the models from the last 2 weeks and send them off to Shapeways for printing. At least now I have a better feel for some of the material properties.