At a 2 day Workshop/Masterclass on haptic 3D modelling at Wiener Schmucktage this November you have the chance to win the haptic 3D modelling package, Anarkik 3D Design, that will be use in this class. Also, mything will select the best 10 models to 3D print. Anarkik 3D Design is a product for artists/designers who struggle with conventional CAD.Read More →

Feel that you are missing out on the potential that 3D digital designing and 3D printing can offer you? Are standard Computer Aided Design packages too prescriptive for your style of working? Want to try a serious fun way to expand your craft practice? For the Crafts Council’s Make:Shift:Do national event on 27th and 28th October, Anarkik3D have 2 workshops in Edinburgh using haptic 3D modelling. It just has to be tried to grasp its potential for helping you expanding your craft practice with 3D printing. technologiesRead 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 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 →

Nessie-coat-hook Designed using Anarkik 3D Design, 3D printed on an Ultimaker2. Here is a story about creating a nessie-coat-hook. This came about because BlackCountryAtelier posted a blog about designing a coat hook for 3D printing. Their design instructions for the kids to do in the class was very functional – but boring! So I pretended to be an uninhibited 10 yr old and set about designing a coat hook within one class teaching period, at the most 2. Probable took about 40 minutes, may have been less. It was fun and I have created a visual to ‘scroll down’ with screen captures of the design process and photos of theRead 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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V&ADundee’s exhibition ‘Design in Motion’ toured Scotland into June 2015. Anarkik 3D Design 3D modelling software was on board and presented a great opportunity to try haptics (virtual touch) – its amazing and makes working in 3D so much easier!
12th-13th March 2015. Madrid 3DPrintShow: Anarkik3D’s CEO has been invited to give a presentation at this event.
19th April. Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire.
20th April. V&ADundee evening event in Inverness for teachers and lecturers: Anarkik3D’s CEO will give a presentation.
21st – 23rd May. 3DPrintShow London: Anarkik3D will again, 4th year running, have a stand at this fabulous event. Get your tickets now!
10th June. Xpo North: Anarkik3D’s CEO will be on a discussion panel that covers issues within the Creative Industries.
21st June: Exhibition ‘Design in Motion’ organised by V&ADundee and in the Travelling Gallery arrives at the V&A in London.
Mid June. ‘HandMadebyMachine’ exhibition and symposium in Glasgow. Anarkik3D’s CEO will give a presentation Read More →