From 3D Printing To CNC Milling

I’m diligently working on the new book 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft. I have been plugging away at the 3D printing chapter for almost 2 months now, and I’m glad to say, it is almost done.  At least the technical parts are. I still need to contact a vast number of vendors and artists and get release forms and photographs.  I timed the completion of this chapter with my lectures that will be given at 3D Printer World Expo 2014. January 31 Feb 1, 2014. I  hope to schedule some appointments with vendors while in Burbank and I’m sure I will find a variety of things to add to this chapter upon my return.

When I’m not writing, I’m bidding on projects and doing designs for my own work  that will take place in the traditional sculpture studio. These designs are usually started in 3D in the computer.  As I push the limits both of the technology and the driver of this technology, myself, I have a ton of questions, problems many that  need immediate solutions so that I may proceed.
My work is not like most that are working in 3D on the computer, or shall I say the outcome is not the same. I need to realize my work in physical form.  I’m usually challenging the 3D guru guys.  But some of my vendors, and cohorts in the tinkering of art and technology often share some of the coolest products and software. Thanks once again Steven Ramariz with Smash Designs. I’ll be getting some of these products and software to try for the book, and some of these are in CNC milling.

As I finish this chapter of 3D printing, I’m chomping at the bit to get going on the CNC milling chapter.  There are some pretty cool things to share.  I know I won’t be able to hold it all in while I’m writing. So, expect to seem some posts here that reveal a bit of these treasures.


Bridgette Mongeon is a sculptor, writer, illustrator and educator as well as a public speaker.

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