Davide Prete

Artist and Fab Lab Director
The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture
Washington DC, USA
My latest experiments blend traditional blacksmithing techniques with 3d printing and laser scanning.
Using toroidal warping of a truncated Scherk minimal surface shapes, I made a series of work that use 3D modeling and 3D printing as first step for the creation of complicate mathematical shapes.
I also experimented a lot, since 2010, with lost ABS, Nylon, PLA casting where 3D printed materials take the place of wax in a reinterpretation of the original casting technique.
Sculptures can be scaled in different sizes and made in different materials thanks to latest 3D printed technologies.
Bridge
16 x 10 x 5 cm
3D Printed Transparent Resin
2017
Sculpture made from toroidal warping of a truncated Scherk minimal surface.
Toroidal Warp 12
16 x 10 x 10 cm
3D Printed Trasparent Resin
2017
Sculpture made from toroidal warping of a truncated Scherk minimal surface.