Thursday, December 01, 2005
3D Computer Technologies
3D Computer Technologies - The range of tools and processes made available by the proliferation of the personal microcomputer since the late eighties - both the software and hardware - computer aided design and computer aided manufacture (CAD/CAM). Not only Rapid Prototyping (RP) and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting/milling technologies but also the range of software packages that afford practitioners the ability to output both 2d and 3d digital data as images, geometry, tool paths, etc. The availability of these technologies has enabled a distinct way of working which has a recognisable discourse and increasing numbers of practitioners and has afforded integration between distinct axiomatic domains.