Titanium Clutch

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2019-11-19

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Abstract

3D printing is revolutionising design and manufacturing and re-shaping our world; not only can we make what we could never have done before but using computational design tools we are creating what we couldn’t have even imagined. The design is a spherical titanium clutch bag, 3D printed in two halves via direct metal laser melting. It is carried via an integral wrist loop and opens with a kiss-latch. The geometry of the structure is an example of computational and generative design where computer aided design, CAD, is combined with computer programming. Computer scripts facilitate the division of the sphere into a complex irregular polygon, the faces of which ‘bloom’ into a network of interlinked abstract flower forms generating a complex lightweight structure. The form was specifically designed for 3D printing in direct metal titanium ti64, and was developed in partnership with Renishaw plc, a UK world leader in metals additive manufacturing.

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3D Printing, Direct Metal, titanium, Computational design

Citation

Dean, L. (2019) Titanium Clutch

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Research Institute