New Bronze Rings cast directly from 3D printed prototypes for OpenLab’s Oceanic Scales project

New Bronze Rings from 3D Printed prototypes

We just wrapped up 3 new bronze rings for our main interaction interface.  The three rings are distinctly designed as molecular rings of H20, CO2 and the UREA molecule.  Each one was printed with corn based plastic (PLA) on our new Ultimaker 3D printer in the DANM program at UCSC.  Special thanks to Sean Monaghan for all the time and effort he put into the project.  It was a wonderful experience exploring the process with Sean, of going directly from a 3D printed form to bronze ceramic shell casting without any loss of accuracy or scale.  More images available at the Oceanic Scales website created by project director Gene Felice.