UWE professor launches new book on 3D Printing

Issue date: 05 November 2013

3D Printing For Artists Book Cover

Professor Stephen Hoskins from UWE Bristol has written a groundbreaking new book 3D Printing for Artists, Designers and Makers published by Bloomsbury.

Stephen will give a presentation on his research and his new book at Londonprintstudio from 6 – 8pm on 21 November 2013. He will also be the featured artist in the gallery in during November.

Stephen says about his book, “3D printing is rapidly gaining popular attention and is viewed as the next life-changing technology. This book explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. A selection of case studies of leading practitioners in their respective disciplines reveals this fascinating process in action.”

The book also introduces world-leading research, by Stephen and his 3D team at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), into the development of materials for 3D printing in ceramics. It includes a history of 3D printing, from its origins in aerospace to its current, diverse applications in bio-medics and Formula One racing, through to furniture design and jewellery.

A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies, this book is for academics and 3D print users from both the arts and science backgrounds, as well as artists, designers, those in creative industries and anyone who has an interest in new technological developments.

Professor Hoskins is the Hewlett Packard Professor of Fine Print and Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE. Apart from being a practising printmaker, his primary areas of personal research are in the tactile surface of the printed artefact and its consequences for digital technology, plus the potential of rapid prototyping and digital technologies for the applied arts. His other publications include Inksand Waterbased Screenprinting.

Stephen is also artist in residence with David Huson, also of CFPR, from 5-10 November at the New York Museum of Arts and Design, where they will demonstrate their research into 3D printing.

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