Wednesday, April 15, 2009

more laser cutting

Here are some photos from Elizabeth's order

Monday, February 23, 2009


The 3D printer is HERE!!! I had a few bumps but now that it is running I have been experimenting. This machine is unique. There is no heated lye solution you have to dip your piece into or a large vat of resin that you have to suit up for, or powder to vacuum. You just "print" the part and peel away the support and you are done. No messy clean up (besides the debris).

Check out the two pieces I printed yesterday. Notice the loop within a loop towards the bottom? There is also a screen shot of the software and the location of the peeling cuts. Yes I said peeling cuts. This thing is really a glorified vinyl cutter. It lays down a piece of material on a moving Z table, applies a little masking fluid then a little glue, cuts the layer and repeats the process, building an object layer by layer.

If you guys want a sneak peak I will be free during my office hours beginning next week (first week of March). Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11-12.

I am going to do a Fine Arts faculty presentation of the machine sometime during the first week of March. Keep you eyes peeled for announcements. I will post the times here on this page.

I have also included a cool video (bottom) about how a 3D scanner can be used with a 3D printer to make parts. Just a heads up it has Jay Leno in it.

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

3D printing

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Faculty workshop times

I have scheduled more digital workshops!

If you missed the first workshop you will have a second chance on 11/14
If you will miss the 11/18 3D workshop you will have a chance to get it on 11/21

Please try to be on time. all the workshops will be in SAB 210
There is a lot of information to cover and I hope that everyone will be able to catch at least one of them.

See you there -Arthur

Here are the times:

11/14/08 at 4pm Blogging, bookmarking and Flickr (repeat of first workshop)
11/18/08 at 3:15 3D modeling, laser cutting and Rhino
11/21/08 at 3:15 3D modeling, laser cutting and Rhino (repeat of 11/21/08)

Friday, October 24, 2008


The first workshop was a smash hit! We had low attendance but we got all of the information in. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the "alternatives" to blackboard or PowerPoint. I will be doing a duplicate workshop which will be announced soon. In the mean time please check out this interesting You tube video.... check back soon for dates and times.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Copywrite in Academy

The Office of Academic Affairs, the Library, the Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Teaching and Learning are sponsoring a conference on Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Academy. The conference will be held on Friday, October 24, in Lecture Center 100 and will begin at 8:45. The conference will end at 1 p.m. An open discussion and luncheon at the Terrace restaurant will follow for the guest speakers, panelists, Deans, and SUNY New Paltz faculty. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please RSVP by responding to this email or by calling ext. 2650 no later than Tuesday, October 21st, at 4 p.m.

Information about the conference agenda, keynote speakers, and panelists can be accessed at

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

links for the first workshop

So I will be posting links here that will pretain to the next workshop. This will be a little homework for those of you who are not familiar with the selected topics

First a popular online photo and video sharing program: FLICKR

A free blog authoring tool made by Yahoo: BLOGGER

A free bookmark organizational tool called: DELICIOUS

During the workshop we will go into great detail on the use of each one of these web 2.0 applications.

For those of you not familiar with web 2.0 or even what web 2.0 is or how the internet works this video may help. It was made by Michael Wesch Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University

Faculty workshop times

Our first workshop is here.

It will be at 3:30 October 21 in lab 212

I will go over blogging, on-line photo sharing, bookmarking and blog subscription organization.

I hope to show how these topics will help teachers share information with their students, other faculty and the rest of the art community. I also will show how we can organize our digital information to make teaching easier and more streamlined. These techniques, when used properly will coincide with a digital lifestyle that most students can relate to and recognize.

There will be handouts but please bring something to write with. Thanks -Arthur