Architecture

How 3D Printing Opens Up Possibilities for Architects

Architects are no strangers to building models by hand, which involves lots of foam, card, pins and glue. When woodwork is involved, the process is also messy, noisy, and highly time-intensive. Making one model can take months! While the traditional way of making models will always be prevalent, 3D printing in architecture streamlines many architects’ …

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3D Printing the Museum of the Future with Ultimaker 3D printers

 Even for experienced architects, model making can be relatively simple or immensely complex. Rough study models can be made quickly with cardboard, polystyrene and foam, but this is as easy as it gets. Complex shapes, organic shapes and geometries need a more detailed approach which takes time. This is inefficient, high-cost and unworkable if …

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Using 3D Printing for the Revitalisation of Traditional Architecture

Over time, most buildings get updated — and no structure is immune to change. Updates are often the result of an architect trying to satisfy the requirements of modern use, which is why we often see extensions and annexes on period properties. Some older buildings are updated so much that they become unrecognisable from the …

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3D Printing Architectural Models with Make and Ultimaker

Architecture design firm Make use Ultimaker 3D printers to create three-dimensional mock-ups, concepts and context models. Their mission to create the best spaces in the world comes to fruition with the help of 3D printing, which has brought model-making production in-house and largely replaced their wood workshop. The large build volume of the Ultimaker 3 …

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