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Celebrating our Anarkik Creators! Some of our Anarkik3D Design users have very generously shared their progress and work with us over the years and here we are celebrating our Anarkik Creators and their jewellery. More here. ANNE EARLS BOYLAN Anne  is an established contemporary jeweller and lecturer at Belfast School of Art. She labelled herself a technological illiterate who has bought into Anarkik3D Design. She purchased her kit in January 2018, having participated in the Craft Council UK’s national Make:Shift:Do event we held. The black piece is from Anne’s latest batch of 3D prints designed using our software, 3D printed in polyamide, dyed black.  Anne has set moonstones in the pod, with pigmentedRead 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 progressed. 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 →

Anarkik3D Design: the anticipated new version now available as well as a series of workshops from Glasgow, Dundalk in Ireland, Cologne and the Netherlands to get you up andrunning and being creative fast. The changes you will love are the enhancements and colour additions to functions such as rotate, Boolean, slice, mirror, torus creation, deform, etc. The interface is uncluttered: you can design, create, experiment, explore and play and go with the ‘flow’ with as little disruption as possible. Boolean is now so fast there is no excuse any more to go and make that cup of tea or coffee!
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AnarkikCreations designed and produced ‘thank you’ gifts presented to the speakers, host and organiser. Ann-Maree Morrison, Managing Director and Founder of labels4kids (a multi award winning provider of personalised name labels across the globe) was a speaker at the Celebrating Women in Business event which was part of the activities happening during University of Stirling’s International Women’s Month in March 2015. She was joined by Carol Smillie, TV personality and Diary Doll co-founder, Hinda Miller, co-inventor of the world’s first sports bra, and Rachel Gunn of The Butterscotch Bakery. Celebrating Women in Business:  https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2015/02/international-women’s-day/ Six pendants were designed using the remarkable Anarkik3D Design haptic 3D modelling software and the models 3DRead More →

Passionate about 3D printing but can’t do CAD? Here is a link to a SlideShare presentation (http://www.slideshare.net/AnnMarieShillito/) rich in images and information about 3D printing, how to get models and how designer makers and artists are using 3D technologies. The blog is also about a visit to Creative Spark in Dundalk in Ireland to give a workshop and presentation.Read More →

This is the title of the Presentation I gave at the 3DPrintShow 2014 in London in September about other ways that designers are accessing 3D printing! I gave the presentation again (more slides added) on 31st October at a drop-in demo session at Creative Spark in Dundalk, Ireland. Creative Spark is a great resourse centre for designer makers with workshops and courses.Read More →