3D Printing + Material Research: Glass Casting

These pieces are a part of a range of explorations looking at the opportunities that arise when 3D printing with plaster. The traditional way of making cast glass forms is called ‘lost wax casting’, meaning a wax positive is sculpted, invested in plaster, steamed out and then cast with glass. 3D printing the mould and bypassing the labour of making a wax positive is, in a sense, more time efficient – but what other opportunities are discovered through this new workflow?

How do digital manufacturing technologies mediate the making process?

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