3D Printing Workshop at ASW Exhibition

3D Printing Workshop at ASW Exhibition

July 15, 2018 |  by  |  3d Printing, Modelling, Sculpting  |  No Comments

As part of the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition project in 2017, we offered three days of creative craft activities and workshops. We thought that the final workshop would be a great opportunity to share some of the 3D technology that we had been utilising as part of our in-house artefact digitisation project. The aim was to get children interested in emerging 3D technologies like rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

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3D printing is opening up inconceivable possibilities to design and build all kinds of imaginative objects directly from a desktop 3D printer. We explained via demonstration how a 3D printer works and what types of materials can be used. The children were very curious and asked loads of great questions like “how much do they cost?” and “what is the largest item you can print?”. We decided to create some commemorative medals

thought it would be great opportunity to showcase to the children how 3D printers can be used to produce original objects or recreate lost relics. The SMI team also wanted to give the children something they could take away with them. I designed and printed two keyring medal designs for the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition that children could paint and take away with them as a souvenir.


It would have taken too long to 3D print 100 medals, so I decided to create the copies of the medal using casting techniques. I immersed the 3D printed medal in a liquid silicone rubber which solidified over 24 hours. The silicone mould could then be used to pour in Liquid polyurethane resin which sets within 15-20 minutes and turns into a solid plastic . The resin cast copies were then cleaned up and primed ready to be painted by the children attending the workshop.

During the workshop the children were able to see the 3D printer in action. They learnt about the different types of 3D printers and different materials that can be used. They also learnt how the technology is currently being used by enthusiasts and professionals in various industries. The children really enjoyed the workshop and were fascinated by the 3D printer. 

In addition to the 3D printing, the children present had a chance to try out some paper craft activities by creating 3D paper models of the Harimandir Sahib, Amritsar and the first letter of the Punjabi alphabet which is available to download here and here. The children really enjoyed the workshop and were fascinated by the 3D printer. Here are some of the comments we received from families who participated in the event.

Bhai Fauja Singh Sculpture

Bhai Fauja Singh Sculpture

 A 3D Printed sculpture of shaheed Bhai Fauja Singh ji who was martyred alongside 12 other Singh’s in 1978 while peacefully protesting against corrupt Nirankari cult leaders, who were inciting religious hatred against Sikhs. When reaching the protest area Bhai Fauja Singh’s Jatha was attacked by cult followers who had prepared stones and bottles of acid. Bhai Fauja Singh and his band of brothers saw no other option but to fight back. They fought bravely and on receiving a gunshot wound to the eye Bhai Fauja Singh tied his turban around his eye and carried on fighting to the end

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3D Print

I wanted to create a sculpture that would show his strength and show him in his gatka pose as he was an avid practitioner of Sikh Martial Arts. A true saint soldier – respect and love to Bhai Fauja Singh !

FREE WALLPAPER

I have also created these two rendered wallpapers for download – feel free to share and use them on your computers, laptops or mobile phones. Click on the following links to open the wallpaper in your browser and then you can download.

   

Bhai Fauja Singh Photos

  

Transformers Logo 3D Print

May 16, 2017 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Modelling  |  No Comments

My son has been fascinated by the 3d printer since we built it together. He told me he wanted to print something and I said he could as long as he modelled the object himself. So he made this transformers logo(6.5cm) in sketchup a simple easy to use 3d modelling software, great for kids. I have asked him to do a write-up, explaining how he made it, for other kids. #3d #3dprint #3dprinting #kids #activities #3dModeling #fun #sketchup #prusai3 #transformers #autobots

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Khalsa Action Figure Toy

Khalsa Action Figure Toy

July 19, 2016 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Action Figures, Gaming, Modelling, Sculpting  |  7 Comments

This is a prototype i have been working on for a while and i just had to share it. Next project in the works khalsa action figure toy for DADS… I mean for the kids – yeaaaahhhhhh !

This one’s for all them dads who watched He-Man and ThunderCats (proper cartoons) back in the day and wished for a Sardar Khalsa action toy.

It’s still a long way off yet, in prototyping stages at the moment but will get there, be ready for a pangah !

 

Garja Singh Statues ready to post out to backers

Garja Singh Statues ready to post out to backers

March 7, 2016 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, Sculpting  |  6 Comments

So its taken almost a year of development and all the kickstarter support that was raised to develop these statues and it is finally time to send them out to backers. I have made 17 iterations of this model to get it production ready and sometimes it felt like it would never happen. 99 backers on kickstarter helped to make this happen so really grateful for their support.

I have been getting a lot of people contacting me to purchase models of Garja Singh but unfortunately I only have enough for Kickstarter backers. I should have more stock after Vaisakhi time so if you want to be kept up-to-date on new stock availability then please subscribe to our email list below.


Human Rights Exhibition

October 29, 2015 |  by  |  3D, 3d Printing, 3DS Max, Sculpting, Zbrush  |  No Comments

My submission for an art exhibition that will be held soon for Bapu Surat Singh a Human Rights Campaigner who is campaigning for Sikh political prisoners in punjab. It is a digital sculpture that will be 3D printed.

Bapu In Defiance
Digital Sculpt 3D Print Resin, January 2016
Size – 500mm 

The name Bapu Surat Singh evokes an image of a frail and emaciated old man. But he is more than his body. This sculpture is a tribute to the warrior spirit of Bapu Surat Singh, who despite his physical condition, remains steadfast and stoic in his fight for justice.

While his body may be frail and weak, his spirit is strong and will not be conquered

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An art exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign for the human rights of Sikh political prisoners

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Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa, an 83 year old grandfather, left the comforts and luxuries of his life in the USA, to free Sikh political prisoners in India who have served their sentences but still imprisoned. With God’s blessings we have witnessed the release of 2 prisoners, thanks to Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign.

To mark these testing 365 days, an art exhibition inspired by Bapu Surat Singh’s campaign to free political prisoners will be held

Sat 16th January 2016 – 1pm-8pm
Sun 17th January 2016 – 11am-8pm

Room 5, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick
128-130 High Street, B66 3AP Smethwick