Teams of architects in London and Amsterdam are competing to produce the first habitable printed structure, using technology that could transform the way buildings are made.
Future Of 3D Printer In Construction Industry
Since its advent, 3D printing has been on a steady path forward. And the further along it moves, the more people have been wondering how it will affect and benefit all industries. In 2015, China managed to 3D print homes and other large-scale structures, making everyone pay attention to the possibilities for 3D printing in construction in particular.
3D printers allow an architect to be totally flexible in the shape of his designs. 3D printing can build curvilinear structures (rather than rectilinear forms). Using a concrete and composite mixture, 3D printers can build these curvilinear structures, which offer the strongest structural design, especially compared to the limits of rectangular forms.
- Benefits of 3D Printing over existing technologies
As with any technology adoption, cost and convenience is a key factor and that’s where 3D printing scores above existing technologies. 3D printing can be used to produce a wide range of architectural models with high complexity which would have been impossible to visualize otherwise.
3D printing enables architects and designers to create low-cost 3D architectural models with a high level of precision.
3D printing saves time in the early design and creation phases by reducing
the lead-time for architectural model production and allowing quick tests
of concepts and iterations. Since you save time on building the model by
hand, you can spend more time on developing different concepts of the
3. Ease of Use
The ease with which sketches can be transformed into models makes 3d
Printing technology adoption extremely smooth.
4. Scale of Use
The best part is that no project is too large or too small; from developments,
cityscapes, and commercial buildings, to homes interiors, and swimming