Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms is a digitally sculpted form derived from original coat of arms oil painting at RMIT Universtiy. This 3D sculpted geometry was formed over the original digital skins of Melbourne & Vietnam Mace where the resulting mesh was 3d Printed in Ti-6AL-4V Titanium via SLM process. It adorns the motto “Perita manus, mens exculta” – a skilled hand, a cultivated mind – which continues to be used by the University today. The resulting form was hand polished at RMIT and Titanium Nitride coated at Sutton Tools – Surface Technology Coating Division. The RMIT University, Melbourne & Vietnam Campus Ceremonial MACE & Coat of Arms were designed in collaboration between Dr Scott Mayson and Dr Roland Snooks at School of Architecture & Design‘s D_LAB & Dr Mark Edgoose, RMIT Gold & Silver-Smithing. The mace and coat of arms was 3d printed in titanium at Advanced Manufacturing Precinct at RMIT University by Professor Milan Brandt and Aaron Pateras. Design team: Mark Gibson, Cam Newnham & Braden Scott Image Credits: Scott Mayson.