Hybridized Prototyping Process: A Contemporary Cultural Approach to Enhance Ceramic Production
The development of postmodern theory, are based on contemporary cultural thought and practice. That is; the eclectic mixture of any tradition with that of its immediate. Thus, Postmodernists artists have shown the taste for hybrids, which involves conjoining two different techniques or cultures across the units of time, background and place. This conjunction or creative binding (hybrid) enables the appreciation of both sides of the equation and their union. Therefore, this study employed a deductive and practice-led approach to determine how viable rapid prototyping technology can improve the production process. However, in order to avoid outright elimination of the artisanal skills, the study examines the viability of integrating the conventional skill and modern technology as hybrid technique. The findings from the study revealed that the integration of rapid prototyping and hand-turning (conventional technique) is a viable hybrid production technique that can reduce the development time drastically, enhance product quality and reduce the development cost reasonably in ceramic production.
Guojian Chen, Haider F. Abdul Amir, Puneet Tandon, Poi Sim Khiew
F. E. Olalere and A. A. Shuaib, "Hybridized Prototyping Process: A Contemporary Cultural Approach to Enhance Ceramic Production", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 706, pp. 31-35, 2016