Binary tools

Jorgensen, Tavs (2005) Binary tools. In: International Nordic Design Research, 29 - 31 May 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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This peer reviewed conference paper was presented at the international Nordic Design Research Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The paper describes the findings of a number of investigations which aimed to establish the feasibility of the applying digital development processes within studio pottery production.

This practice based research project was particularly concerned with utilising the principle of layer manufacturing models and prototypes. The project’s remit was to establish feasible creative development processes of incorporating this method.
The project also sought to investigate the potential of the visual evidence of the layer manufacture as a distinctive aesthetic quality in the artefacts created with this development process. In that regard the project succeeded in establishing new ways of manually resetting conventional LOM rapid prototyping machines (laminated Object manufacture), to achieve a more distinctive layered appearance in the objects created.

The project also succeeded in establishing new ways of creating models independent from the use of Rapid Prototyping. This was done by combining software driven layer creation with existing development processes including 2D CNC laser cutting and vacuum forming to establish a complete development process which can used to achieve production moulds directly from prototype forms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The project was collaboratively developed with the University of Plymouth and Dartington Pottery, UK. The project was part sponsored by Dartington Pottery and results have been exploited commercially by the company, including the development of a complete range of new shapes. Research also disseminated at: Firing Thoughts, peer selected group exhibition and symposium (invited speaker) MMU Special Collections, Manchester, UK 2007. The Binary Potter, invited presentation, Atoms to Art Conference, Manchester Art Gallery Manchester 2005 ( Binary Pottery, invited presentation, Aberystwyth International Ceramic Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, 2003 (
Depositing User: Tavs Jorgensen
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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