This week, we have decided to add a new tool to our skill set. In conjunction with our modeling designs and ongoing coursework in organics, we will be taking classes in the lost wax method of casting metals. Our offerings can now include solid aluminum, bronze, silver or gold versions of our synthetic prints. This process also lends itself to lapel-type pins or jewelry, which can then be polished and buffed to a higher degree than the first pass extruded 3D metal, and also eliminates the internal honeycomb design that is part of the 3D extrusion process. A total of six 3 hour classes begins May 11 and follows every Wednesday.
We’ve had so many great suggestions that we would like to try, but without digressing too far from our original market intent. The great thing about 3D printing is the many branches of design that can stand on its own as a business. Art has always been my first interest, but the business may take us in directions we haven’t considered yet. This may not be a conventional business after all, but an ever evolving one. Profit doesn’t equate to happiness, and I would rather be happy in my business with modest gains, than to bring in great revenue but hate what I do. So what we do today may be completely different than what we do tomorrow. Let’s have fun with this.
Quote of the week:
“The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen,
man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive,
nor his heart to report, what my dream was”.