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Donna Brennan Contemporary is pleased to announce an exciting  International Masterclass in London “Intuitive Haptic 3D Digital Modelling” ANARKIK3D DESIGN MASTERCLASS 13 Oct – 14 Oct 2018 with Ann Marie Shillito This intensive Anarkik3D Design Masterclass is geared to the requirements of jewellers, designer makers, applied artists and creative people who want to expand their business by taking advantage of 3D digital designing and 3D printing opportunities but find standard Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes very intimidating. Led by designer/maker/jeweller Ann Marie Shillito: author of the book ‘Digital Crafts – Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers’. Ann Marie is CEO of Anarkik3D, which develops 3D modelling software usedRead More →

Anarkik3D's CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, included on 3Ders 2018 list of influential and inspiring women in 3D printing.

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International Women’s Day, March  2018: Anarkik3D’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, who is also an internationally known designer maker/jeweller, is one of 3Ders.org’s 50 influential & inspiring women in 3D printing For the 2nd year, this time for Women’s Day 2018, Anarkik3D’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, has been included on 3Ders.org‘s  (non-exhaustive) list of influential women in the 3D printing industry that Tess Boissonneault compiled on 8th March. 3Ders provides the latest news about 3D printing technology and 3D printers. It is now six years old and has around 1.5 million unique visitors per month.   “In light of the ongoing struggles for women in tech, 3DersRead More →

This exciting exhibition of 3D printed jewellery by 10 international jewellers opens in Vienna on 5th October, 19:00-21:00, at GalerieV&V. The main criteria for selection is the jewellery maker’s love of ‘tools’, combining the possibilities of digital production with traditional making techniques. Each has there own different approach, some very personal, and others very pragmatic, yet both exploring the technology for the effects they can achieve. Read More →

This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies.

Available to purchase online from “Bloomsbury” (http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/digital-crafts-9781408127773/) and “Amazon” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Crafts-Industrial-Technologies-Designer/dp/1408127776)Read More →

This is how prototyping happened. Update on the post below: October 2016: three units were 3D printed in paper in colour on Mcor’s new 3D printer, prototyping them to check whether the holes through the length of the units could be cleared easily and how best to do that. The design of the units was moving towards what I wanted. Mcor’s ARKe technology offers high deffinition colour and our Anarkik3D Design package has some exciting ways to crisply colour surfaces by using coloured objects with complex curves and boolean subtraction. Serendipity is a delightful element in Anarkik3D Design which can be explored and played with as unexpectedRead More →

SlideShare presentation for #shemakes, a GirlGeekAcademy event in Melbourne, Austratia, 10th Sept 2016. Here is more information on each slide: Slide 1. My story: a career move from designer jeweller to running a software development company. The move seems a big leap but is really a very straight path helped along the way through collaborating with super techies and computer scientists and demonstrates the value that STEAM collaborations bring to innovation. Slide 2. My jewellery business specialised in using refractory metals such as titanium and niobium. Refractory metals are not easy to cut by hand but laser cuts them like butter and the technology madeRead More →

We set up Anarkik Creations Ltd to create a place where we can bring together the jewellers using Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software, and 3D printing to produce amazingly delicious pieces, and the people who relish wearing such outstanding statement jewellery that makes them stand out from the crowd! A range of these pieces are currently available through our crowdfunding project. Go see if you dare: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/anarkikcreations. The project ends at 7 pm GMT on 18th April 2016.Read More →

ANARKIK3D: DESIGNER MAKER FEATURE   How technology is transforming the jewellery industry: we talk to three designer makers to find out how Anarkik3D’s innovative haptic 3D modelling software is influencing their creativity. There is a quiet revolution going on across Scotland and internationally as designer makers embrace the use of new technologies to create and produce innovative objects, including jewellery collections, for increasingly discerning consumers; and the technology behind this? Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software. Award winning Anarkik3D Design 3D Modelling Software is unique. It exploits virtual touch technologies to create an intuitive interface for designer makers to interact digitally in 3D and combine theirRead More →