An actual virtual reality

The doubts of some (at one stage even me) and the reality of others. The images work from right to left in terms of time, and from virtual to real objects, brought to you via the tools, skills and companies of Additive Manufacturing  plus some ‘ blue sky thinking models’ . On the journey there was some real doubts as to whether what is pictured was actually possible because all 3d printing especially in metal need to be supported or have supports which allow for the setting or cooling of materials at different stages of the job. That obviously need to be removed!

For this unless you have a printer of your own those background tasks are not visible. Safe to say this was overcome and why I respect those whom I do not necessarily know and whose efforts even within the same company don’t know each other  but from the outset made me at least recognise what has been done for the model  irrespective of where they where from with best wishes to them all for what has been done and what will be done in the future all being well. and of course many thanks.


This model is interactive.

This post is quite important as although not a page i have altered before not to avoid the truth more to try to keep it factual, it is quite difficult to represent in image that is protected as a real object but not the planes and is only image.And the model in 360 viewer having some problems with the colour, for multicolour 3d printing, which don’t have the same reference without it. But following suite i post these mistakes to inform / document.


Coincidence or fate?  This below image relates to the productional step of above 3d model in viewer. I will see what i actually get and will not question one thing.

The models that relate to scale are above.

Those who will handle a hexatrigon could count them and  confirm it for themselves if interested.

New years day, two dates to view


My first post

Published on: May 10, 2016 @ 03:48

Welcome to Customprints-images. Here are a collection of 25mm button badges I call ‘Love this…badges’ with image of custom lips plus the words “I Love You” in different languages.

Below see examples of :-

‘ A Caribbean Twang,English, Spanish, German and French’

I love you differentiations



As time moves on

Original creations with previous design mark elements which have been altered but are made with emojis if you get my drift. Plus the elements with original one love heart and Love this… 25mm badge with custom red lips plus “mi luv yu bad ‘

Finally the transformation of words into a trademark and then into a solid mass , plus the smallest not so accurate hexatrigon  in the world! 3d Printed  and cast in silver with satin finish. No criticism

silver, satin in hand

This post is not about images or products more about prints and what is possible even when all has been said and done and time remains and cast its shadows, reflections, and be able to feel what real and not real,

Conflicts of interests

In my quest of creating, some positions I personally appreciate,  are not wholly shared. Without wanting to cause anymore division than that, that is already present in the once united? kingdom.

My alienating position is that not everything that means something can represent completely, without question. So my imagery as genuine as i attempted to represent it may well be too fantastical or altruistic, in contrast to ideals/beliefs of old. The categories once ascribed may be changing genders  but still revel in the prejudices of old. It could be that i am a little impatient or just don’t follow the mob mentality as acts of disagreement only lead to same functions of violence in practice.

Maybe nothing truly meaningful has ever been shared without some friction. Or maybe the changes of the times wants the view on individuality be akin to the estranged/ alienated or deluded to validate a gloomier past with rose tinted spectacles. Not recognising the dark domain of the future meaning outer space, has more dark matter than light. And how if at all that universe relates to our own, with or without aliens to disrupt the protocol.   Conflicts of the dark continent are still livings the affects of the enlightment.

If “they” do not  have the  answers who does?  Not Me, Mi or You, Yu.

I do love my own creations of non friction/ non fiction 3D forms, badly, even possibly completely.  Maybe I am being selfish and savagely ignorant.

United in difference.


Created/ produced in UK and in EU with aspirations 

What it takes..

I have used methods of production from assumption on what I believed was the way it should or could be done. This was either a move in ignorance or englightenment that is not a decision I can make. However the cost for new technologiy means that cost and retail are often not in par. It somehow makes one startled to see what I have paid and presented especially via Metal 3D printing, nevermind what the prices I was quoted for the same thing. That must have a reason I will no longer ignore. Just to say many percent plus difference, which by account may or may not equate to quality possibly a finish or material or clientelle?

My models are with those companies I have use and they are not public as yet.

Locality and knowledge has value which is subjective like most things, the role of structure/ infastructure however has a much larger outlook. Which I would be foolish to ignore. National thinking seems to have regional ignorance except with global players

Casts are not original that is why they are called reproductions.

Market price for what I have foolishly made pubic in order to satisfy my own peace of mind, from working in isolation will now be adjusted accordingly cannot speak of quality of reproduction. As that has not yet happened.

I have used very repuatble companies in order to place custom images and prints upon this site. Which those who  have not understood the perspective i was coming from and the benefits it entailed may now be like me at a loss in this guise.

The limb of the branch has broken, Just because the way something is done is different is not always a hindrence when what has occured before  was or is seen as a step on the progressive path and its the driving force. One anything can try as it might but can not be more unless its diluted/divided/ etc Love well that something else we try in ……..

Has the outlook formed via hexatrigon changed my outlook somewhat yes.

Is that it is more hexagonal than triangular?

Custom Aluminium 3D print, who remembers this custom lips


Or more triangular than hexagonal?

Custom versions of  metal 3D prints


Although the internal space formed by its geometry is still an unchartered domain where those more practical discoveries that are yet to be made or realised.


The platform used to create the products and images seen on this domain were created on a mac. This is not about status or critique on other platforms. Since creating Hexatrigon it has become more of an issue that the platform is less compatible for engineering / CAD production. Or more precisely the shape

The understanding of manufacturing infrastructure depends on earlier developments so that dynamic makes sense. However even though costs can overcome this problem that is not something that will immediately change. However  I do not believe the shape would exist, in such platforms, as the 3D form would not ‘close’, and not made up with other polygonal forms.

The custom 3d model on this card had productions issues at the size of sphere version

Does that mean it should not exist?

It clearly does, and follows the principles of regular polyhedra.

The creation of the solid digital model that produced the model I call hexatrigon was exported as .stl. Further reading on the field that this format inhabits was as new as the creation was for me. More research on the infrastructure of the technology has me recognising the new dynamics and not just for me.

The UK is the base from which I create and from a extremely insulated position, that is displayed on this domain. The limited exposure to the market was largely subjectively, protection based in the sense of ownership, not with the ear to its global movements. Coincidence has happened in the sense that links and references placed on this domain are part of the same movement but isolated. Not being part of the larger thinking and not recognising the current infrastructure as the immediate target for the use of additive manufacture.  Hexatrigon would not exist or be  distributable without it. The experiences of Heaxtrigons’ digital production has been a steep learning curve, which has been at cutting edge driven by a singular obsession of making it real. If the difference in the metal frame models of its form with or without spheres on its vertices (that image of problem is not my property ) not its materials is limited by production limitation governed by their programming it was not a conscious disruptive move.

However it is a product of the technology that produces the best  representations in terms of precision of its form.

Custom (3D) printing / Additive Manufacturing.