Recent Bracelet Designs
Similar to how job shops work, I had the opportunity this semester to give my professor my files and he’d run them for me and give me back the 3D printed object a week or so later. During my crit today, he gave me back my most recent design that he had printed. I wasn’t expecting it to be done yet, so I was pretty pumped when he showed me. It turned out a little bigger than I calculated, since the randomness of the form allows for different lengths depending on how the bracelet falls.
The rapid prototype process prints the objects out with supports. The bracelet was designed to fit into an area that is smaller than 2″ x 2″ x 2″. Once the supports are removed the bracelet can be expanded and take form.
I want to look into if the already cured resin supports can somehow be recycled and used again, but it seems unlikely. Maybe I can find another use for the leftover scraps.
I still haven’t sanded and finished it, but just wanted to share some process shots along the way.