Using a 3D printer for fabrication has become increasingly popular and allows artists and makers to create complex and intricate shapes that would be difficult to create by hand. We’re about to wrap on our latest eight-week session of Digital Fabrication and Foundry. During class, students learned to build 3D models and print multiple test pieces before committing to their final design, which they cast into metal in our Foundry last week. Wondering how they do it? Get inspired by this 5-step how-to!
Every year, volunteers in our Foundry Department donate their time to make the donor plaques. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we met up with Irina to see how she makes the plaques, from pouring each individual letter in wax to casting the whole plaque in bronze.
Studies have shown that taking time off from work makes us more creative and productive at work, and healthier and happier people. Here are three reasons to take a MAKE-cation at The Crucible.