Masterton, Drummond (2005) Terrain cup. [Exhibition]
|Event Summary:||Thinktank: Languages/Galerie 422, Gmunden/Museum Fur Angewandte, Kunst, Austria; London Gallery West, UK; Danish Museum for Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark /9 September 2005 - 21 May 2006|
|Abstract / Summary:||
This unique piece of digitally designed and manufactured craftwork was selected by Tanya Harrod for the European touring exhibition ‘Languages’. The piece was chosen as one of two pieces of new craftwork to represent the UK.
This research project investigated how online digital Geographic Information System (GIS) data from the Edina Digimap service could be used to create unique 3D objects with terrain influenced elements. The project also explored methods for the 4 axis CNC machining of complex 3D forms from single pieces of material. In addition a series of rapid prototype test pieces were created to help establish the most appropriate way to mill the objects.
‘Terrain Cup’ is one of the first 4 axis CNC produced pieces of craft to be made, its production required the development of new methods for creating user defined CNC toolpaths in order to machine the design from one solid piece of aluminium. These methods allowed the author to have complete control over the movement of the cutting tool rather than using presets within the software.
|Date:||9 September 2005|
|Additional Information:||The research has had implications beyond its application in the discipline of the crafts and has enabled me to create physical models of geographical locations for data analysis studies in river pollution for Cornwall County Council as part of the EU funded Cycleau project. http://www.cycleaucornwall.org.uk/ The work has also been selected by Edina Digimap as a case study of how GIS data is being applied in cross disciplinary research contexts outside of the traditional geography based disciplines. http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/description/casestudies.shtml|
|Depositing User:||Drummond Masterton|
|Date Deposited:||11 Aug 2014 09:44|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2014 09:44|
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