Semester 2 – Week 10 Wednesday

We were asked by our tutors to practice showing off our work and ideas with a simple A4 page with an in contecxt image and a sentance explaining the overall idea. This was my page.

A4 panel.jpg

I used my latest working model and photographed a classmate wearing it outside on the grass.

3D printing sole

I began printing the parts for my final working soles, these are printed in seperate pieces and will be glued together. This is because I did not have access to a 3D printer bed that was big enough to print a full US9 mens shoe sole in one go (thats my size shoe).


While 3D printing with TPU 95 there where always learning curves. It was a difficult material to print with and so this layout failed completely. The filament needs to be stuck to the bed really well and the first layer is very important to keeping everthything stuck down. I needed to do my prints one at a time and be checking to make sure the layers stick well with no raises.


The parts will be printed as shown so the longest print is only 5 hours and i am able to check in on them to see how they are doing.

These are the resulting prints.


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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