Digital Crafts

Digital Crafts : Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers

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This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies. The technologies covered include 2D and 3D digital designing and modelling (including CAD and processing), 3D printing (additive manufacture), reverse engineering (scanning and digitising), CNC machining, laser and waterjet cutting. Featuring a breathtaking selection of work by contemporary makers - many of them early adopters of these technologies - this book illustrate the exciting potential of these tools to add value to the maker's practice, as well as inspiring and extending their range of more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 12mm | 379.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 colour illus
  • 1408127776
  • 9781408127773
  • 407,246

About Ann Marie Shillito

Ann Marie Shillito is a jeweller and the CEO of Anarkik3D Ltd, one of a group of specialist companies currently involved in bringing haptics (virtual touch) technology into the mainstream marketplace. Her work is specifically focused on developing software that will make these new technologies accessible and usable for designer-makers around the world. From 1999-2006 she was a Research Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art. She has received numerous awards and grants for various research projects and her jewellery has been widely more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Craft-Minded 3. Virtual for Tangible 4. Applying 2D Digital Data 5. Applying 3D Digital Data 6. Accessing Digital Technologies Biographies Glossary Resources Further Reading Indexshow more

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The future is here; this is very much part of it - if you want it. When entering this brave new world of digitizing, it's good to know Ann Marie Shillito has done a vast amount of the research for you and summarized it in a non-intimidating manner that is nevertheless detailed. * Textile Fibre Forum *show more

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