NEW! 3D Printing and High Density Foam Services
The Paul King Foundry is pleased to now offer 3D printing (Rapid Prototyping) and high quality – high density foam (40 density foam) to sculptors and designers worldwide.
Rapid Prototyping techniques offer multiple benefits, such as:
- Fast and effective communication of design ideas
- Effective validation of design fit, form, and function
- Greater design flexibility, with the ability to run quickly through multiple design iterations
- Fewer production design flaws and better end-products!
PROTYPING | Large 5 Axis carving machine
A variety of foam densities are available for the required level of detail. The foam can be raw, layered with clay for sculpting, or hard-coated and painted producing a final piece. We can make limitless alterations, turn concepts or 2D sketches into 3D objects, even transform a sculpture in the round into a relief. Full compatibility with any 3D modeling program.
How does Rapid Prototyping Work?
Rapid Prototyping, also known as 3D printing, is an additive manufacturing technology. The process begins with taking a virtual design from modeling or computer aided design (CAD) software. The 3D printing machine reads the data from the CAD drawing and lays down successive layers of liquid, powder, or sheet material — building up the physical model from a series of cross sections. These layers, which correspond to the virtual cross section from the CAD model, are automatically joined together to create the final shape.
Rapid Prototyping uses a standard data interface, implemented as the STL file format, to translate from the CAD software to the 3D prototyping machine. The STL file approximates the shape of a part or assembly using triangular facets. Typically, Rapid Prototyping systems can produce 3D models within a few hours.
We also offer these techniques at our affiliate www.SculptureSourceAsia.com