Friday Week 5

3D printing concepts

Attempted to 3D print a gyroid structure but the wall thickness wasn’t strong enough, if the structure is made bigger there are too many overhangs. When modeling the products, ultimaker 3D printers will struggle to build structure in layers, this limits the structure in terms of direction and thicknesses. In this case if a form 2 printer is used there are much more possibilities. At this stage the biodegradable filament is only available through ultimaker type printers. I will need to put more work into the CAD models before finding a successful way to print using the biodegradable filament.

Another concept for the sole of the shoe contains individual pieces attached at the top, this way the sole has a lot of movement.

The upper would be attached by a brim the runs along the edge of the sole and stitches on.

Published by rikolthuis

I am an art design student currently at massey university interested in all spects of art, my main areas consist of product design, painting and drawing and like to use these as a way of conveying thought and creativity in design. My family is originally from Holland but have recently moved to New Zealand. I hope to one day be involved in the designing of sport gear overseas, a job that will combine my passion for both art and sport.

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