Elaine and Jim
How was Double bowl made?
' A mathematical formula describes the surface and determines the form of this object. Using mathematics software the coordinates of this surface are calculated as a wire frame in virtual 3D space. Then I shift this surface from its 2D state to become a 3D object showing a material thickness with the help of Computer Aided Design. The 'real' object is then produced using Rapid Prototyping technologies. In this case nylon powder including fine glass beads, was sintered together by a laser-based process is called Selective Laser Sintering or SLS in short. Without digital technologies controlling the production inside very small tolerances this work would never be possible.'
- From what material did you think Double bowl was formed from?
- Can you think of any shapes or patterns that can be generated by using mathematics?
- Using a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors, see how many 3-dimensional
shapes you can make. Make the tallest and longest forms possible.