Lippincott's LLC has manufactured some of the largest and most recognizable sculptures in the world. I have been privileged to support them over the years by providing manufacturing consultation, detailed blueprints, CAD models, 3D printed prototypes, and tolerance studies. This includes works by Tony Smith, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and more. A small sampling is shown below.

Isamu Noguchi, Octetra, 3D Print

I provided 1:10 scale 3D printed models and manufacturing drawings for a proposed new installations of this playful sculpture by Isamu Noguchi.

Isamu Noguchi, Octetra

Original painted concrete installation at Spoleto Cathedral, Italy.

Photo By Manuelarosi - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head

Generated CAD model and full package of manufacturing drawings.

Roy Lichtenstein, Modern Head

Installed in New Haven, CT. Brushed Stainless Steel.

Yale University Art Gallery, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Tony Smith, Generation

Generated CAD model and 3D print for Tony Smith Estate.

Tony Smith, Generation

Aluminum, painted black (33'11" x 33'11" x 33'11")

© Tony Smith Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Isamu Noguchi, Play

Generated CAD model and 3D printed architectural scale model.

Isamu Noguchi, Play

© Estate of Isamu Noguchi / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Tony Smith, Smoke

3D printed in ABS plastic for site planning prior to installation (right).

Tony Smith, Smoke

(1967, fabricated 2010), aluminum, painted black, 7.4m X 14.3m X 10m. Edition 2/3

©Qatar Museums, 2018

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nancieshelburnemuseum/7711386868/

Tony Smith, Smog, 1969-1970, fabricated 2000.

Created CAD model and performed tolerance study prior to installation.

Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nancieshelburnemuseum/7711386868/

Face Shields

I designed a face shield frame that allowed for the use of a common office transparency punched with a 3-hole binder punch. I kept a small bank of printers running non-stop to provide these to local healthcare workers. In all, I printed 532, and coordinated with other hobbyists to deliver 860 face shields. Finally things died down once the supply chains caught up with demand.

Hepa Filter Adapter

I worked with my town's emergency services department to make sure our first call responders were protected. The white adapter allowed them to retrofit oxygen masks with a HEPA filter (available at Home Depot) as a stop-gap measure while they waited for PPE supply chains to catch up with demand.

One-way valve for ventilator

When the Covid-19 pandemic started hitting close to home, I spent some time with an international team developing a 3d-printable ventilator system for multiple patients. This is a one-way valve to prevent cross-contamination between patients.

Start the presses! This shattered gear left a local print shop high and dry. They discovered that the only source of spare parts for this machine was overseas and would take weeks to arrive. With only a bag of broken pieces to work from, I printed a replacement overnight and got them back up and running the next day.

This buffet was one unit of a 5-piece suite of VIP cabinets installed on a Boeing 737. The cabinet may look like normal high-end furniture, but these are constructed of lightweight composite honeycomb panels and mount to aluminum channels hidden in floor of the aircraft. Working from a customer provided floor plan and artistic sketches, I was responsible for mechanical design, manufacturing drawings and ensuring that the materials and construction meet criteria for FAA certification.

Need to lay out a room or landscaping project? I can measure the space, model the components, work with you on the design, and provide a color rendering and blueprint of the floorplan.

All images copyright 2017 - 2021 Bruce Crowder unless otherwise specified