In 1994 I spent 4 months as Artist in Residence at MIT's 3D Printing, based in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I was given the residency as a result of bringing Pfalzgraff, a major US tableware manufacturer to the 3D Printing Consortium and a response to my wish to spend time exploring 3D printing in ceramic and the possibility of printing tableware directly in both shape and colour using the MIT 3D printing process. I also was able to show the 3D printed mould was suitable for slip casting ceramic forms; an alternate to the plaster mould.
Phil Dench was my partner in the residency and enabled the development of some unique software tools enabling design development that married the end 3D printing process.
As well as working with MIT's 3DP we also worked with Jim Bredt, a PHD student in 3DP and Tim Anderson who were developing the first adaption of an ink jet printer which printed 3D shapes using Sweet and low and basically water. This development was to become ZCorp.