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Quick Update

A quick update to let you all know we are now waiting for our 3D models to be printed. This did not come easy. After we scanned and processed the glasses from the Boijmans van Beuningen museum, a lot of problems occured with preparing the files for printing. With plenty of hard work and the knowledge Dr. Y. Song provided us with, we tackled most of these problems. This resulted in 2 out of 4 models from the collection that can be printed. The problem with the remaining two glasses is that they had too many holes in them. Holes are very labour intensive to repair when using meshes. We decided to use two of the three glasses we scanned from the Delft Historical Archive, so we have four printable glasses in total.


As an experiment we are also printing these four glasses in low resolution. The surface of the exterior of the glasses will give the impression that it is made from layers, like in the scan. This could result into a interesting aesthetic factor. As a second experiment we are using 3 types of 3D printers to observe their accuracy, material properties, cost and other factors. The four high resolution glasses will be printed with both the flour printer and the polymer printer. The four low resoltion versions will be printed with a synthetic polymer printer. If everything goes well we will have 12 printed full scale glasses by monday.


Below are the renders of the glasses that will be printed in both high and low resolution. Glass 2 and 4 are from the Boijmans Van Beuningen collection. Glass 494 and 553 are from the Historical Archive.


Glas 2 – high


Glas 2 – low


Glas 4 – high


Glas 4 – low


Glas 494 – high


Glas 494 – low


 Glas 553 – high


Glas 553 – low

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