FROM TRADITIONAL METHODS TO 21st CENTURY PRACTICE

ABOUT NICK GRACE

BACKGROUND

Physical Design models and prototypes, moved into digital in 1988

25 years teaching experience

8 years as Head of RapidformRCA, the rapid prototyping, 3D print and additive layer manufacturing centre at the Royal College of Art, London

MA (dist.) Environment Design

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AIMS

To work with industry and education to inform the transition from traditional physical methods to data-driven, electronically controlled processes

To encourage collaborative projects between industry, education and other parties which benefit all participants

To distribute learning and information material relevant to these aims, through Adams Watt Ltd

SKILLS

3D CAD; Rhino, Vector Works, SpaceClaim, Magics, Geomagics, Freeform

3D PRINT or ALM: ABS, Plaster, Resin, Titanium, Wax, Nylon, FDM, SLA, Arcam EBM, Solidscape, SLS

CNC: 3-axis profile and 3d form cutting

DATA INPUT: 3D scanning and digital sculpting (Haptic Arm)

TRADITIONAL: Over 20 years professional experience in wood, metal and plastic

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