WLP51 3D Printing and Jewellery Making

Today, Pilar talks to Kevin Koekkoek, maker and designer, who uses 3D printing to help ceramic artists and create jewellery.

"3D printing is a tool. You need to use the right tool for the right job."

This episode covers:

Shapeways and other online platforms where you can order your designs. http://www.shapeways.com/designer/3dkev

How 3D printing is used in ceramics. (You can read more on that here: http://art.cherryjeffs.com/art-blog/3d-printing-exciting-new-opportunities-for-artists-and-designers)

(You can listen to the episode on CreateSpaceLondon here: http://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/createspace-london/)

Desktop 3D printers. What are they like, the 3D printing process.

Using 3D printing to make jewellery.

3D printing in nylon.

Limitations with 3D printing and things to watch out for.

Using 3D printing for prototyping in ceramics.

How much is 3D printing evolving?

Traditional 2D printing companies (e.g. HP, Canon) are breaking into the 3D printing market.

(Pilar mentions the community 3D Hubs, which we talk about in Episode 32 http://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/cinter/)

FabLabLondon http://fablablondon.org/

Make : Shift : Do   http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/makeshiftdo/

CreateSpaceLondonWinter Fair 12 & 13 December http://createspacelondon.org/

We recommend Orange is the New Black!

Kevin's details: www.3dkev.com   and https://twitter.com/3dkev