Plaster & Sculpt

In manual material experiments, various elements were processed, manipulated or supplemented with screws, gearwheels, tulle and wax.

Based on the investigations of the experiments, a methodical approach was developed that can be transferred to the 3D printing process:

The printing filament does not come off the roll - as usual - but is moulded from a mass. This consists of different materials, differing in their

properties. The principle is simulated by assembling two types of filaments: translucent and opaque.  This results in a surface with soft transitions

whose appearance resembles the Ikat technique. This technique can also be used in 3D printing by selectively assembling the filaments. 

The investigations should be understood as an approach and starting point for further development.


hot glue, tulle, dough, mesh, 3D-Print-Filament, Workshop 2017


Support: product designer Axel Kufus | Prof. Jacob Strobel | organisation: René Chyba