This blog is intended for UWM students enrolled in Assistant Professor Frankie Flood Advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing courses in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area. In this course students will investigate the role of the one of kind object in a society dominated by mass produced objects and the significance of being a maker in contemporary society who works within the craft medium of metal.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

sarah's scans + prints

Sarah wanted to scan a clay model that she made today, so we gave it a go. They scanned easily and then we decided to export directly to an "stl" without fussing with the file like you normally would if you were going to make a cad drawing from it. We printed the "stl" on the uPrint tonight and it tuned out great. It was cool to go from clay model directly to plastic part with no messing around. In the future, I'm going to have to do some more pieces in this manner. I was glad Sarah wanted to try this, as it was something I was curious about; and she got some plastic molars out of the deal.


  1. ok, now your talking to my level of computer geekness. Draw up the thing in a computer program with math and coordinates - blah, no thanks. Mock it up in clay, and let the computer do the rest... I'm taking my Gramma's technology stance on this one - That's just magic! No way is that for real!!! ...but, can I try it sometime too?