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Bridging the gap

By Sarah O'Hana


This paper illustrates some of the outcomes from research carried out by the\ud main author as art jeweller in the Laser Processing Research Centre (LPRC)\ud in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at The\ud University of Manchester. The work shows examples of surface marking of\ud titanium using a 60 W CO2 10.6 μm laser for the production of jewellery and\ud observes the effects caused by heat delivered to the titanium substrate.\ud Points are addressed such as the distance created between artist and\ud technology, allowing ‘accidents’ to happen in a necessarily precise and safe\ud environment and the need for closer communication between disciplines in\ud order to understand the potential of emerging technologies for art and design

Topics: W720 Metal Crafts, W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
Publisher: Loughborough University School of Art and Design
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3700

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