I propose to build one or more large scale digital
rapid prototype sculptures on site by "printing" sections
of the sculpture, then joining together the sections producing sculpture(s)
at a scale significantly larger than the allowable envelope of rapid
prototyping machines. 'Hand Machine 2', recently completed, is to
be built at a scale approximately 3 times the scale possible in
a single build of most current rapid prototyping machines. The new
large envelope rapid prototyping or a CNC machine will allow a scale
approximately 6 times the size of the prototype recently completed
illustrated in the accompanying photograph.
The sculpture(s) will be built/printed at Siggraph using the rapid
prototyping equipment that is provided through the equipment program
at The Studio. The printed sections, using the largest envelope
possible from the rapid prototyping machines available would be
epoxied together and the seams sealed - the seals becoming part
of the overall design element (indicating the process of fabrication).
In addition, to building rapid prototypes, I will also create related
2D prints as output on the large format printer.