Through different processes, we tested material and texture effects to express the notion of skin. We used those previous experimentations in 3D printing processes. Laser sintering can make complex volumes with holes, so we especially experimented this. We focused on the tensiometricals surfaces and we tried to dip the 3D models. The problem of this production is the relation between latex surfaces resistance and the geometry shape of the holes. This technique needs a shape adaptation, but we used the laser sintering as a new possibility to explore the concept of the skin.The production process consists in creating a 3D model and printing it with laser sintering, then protecting the volume with epoxy resin and reapairing the potential breaks. Next, we can dip the volume in a latex bath. The piece must dry in somewhere without any wind or dust.

The light shows the differences in the thickness and the number of layers of latex. This embellishment with the light implies a materialisation through a luminaire. Moreover, each piece is different from the other because there is a lot of variation in the process. The latex doesn’t stick in the same way on every piece, sometimes latex bubbles break. Furthermore, the consistency and the colouration of the latex affects the production.