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3D Printed House Developed by WATG Enters Testing Phase

3D Printed House Developed by WATG Enters Testing Phase

In 2016, Branch Technology issued a challenge to the design world: imagine the possibilities for architecture when a home could be fabricated using 3D printing. This Freeform Home Design Challenge asked only that the home be 1,000 square feet, designed for a single family, and use Branch Technology’s patent pending Cellular Fabrication (C-FAB) technology. The […]

In 2016, Branch Technology issued a challenge to the design world: imagine the possibilities for architecture when a home could be fabricated using 3D printing. This Freeform Home Design Challenge asked only that the home be 1,000 square feet, designed for a single...
Professor Reveals the History of Architecture in One 3D Printed Model

Professor Reveals the History of Architecture in One 3D Printed Model

Architectural styles have changed over time, just as trends relating to almost anything change. To really follow the progress of architectural evolution, you’d have to look at a lot of buildings and examine how different elements shift into new styles, new methods of construction. Sometimes the shift can be dramatic, but if you line up […]

Architectural styles have changed over time, just as trends relating to almost anything change. To really follow the progress of architectural evolution, you’d have to look at a lot of buildings and examine how different elements shift into new styles, new...
3D Printed Lights and Artificial Intelligence Used in Interactive 'Living Architecture' Structure

3D Printed Lights and Artificial Intelligence Used in Interactive 'Living Architecture' Structure

A design that takes its cues from natural processes for creation is referred to as biophilic – rather than green design, which is used to keep harm from coming to the environment, biophilic design imitates the processes that allow the natural world to survive. Biophilic design has been used in a 3D printing construction project with living […]

A design that takes its cues from natural processes for creation is referred to as biophilic – rather than green design, which is used to keep harm from coming to the environment, biophilic design imitates the processes that allow the natural world to survive....
3D Printing Brings Modena Cathedral to Fingertips of Visually Impaired

3D Printing Brings Modena Cathedral to Fingertips of Visually Impaired

3D printing has proved time and again to be an excellent resource for sharing visual material with people who cannot see it. Printing 3D versions of paintings, providing sculptural versions of ultrasound imagery, or simply creating replicas of objects too delicate to be touched themselves has repeatedly shown the technology to be a valuable tool […]

3D printing has proved time and again to be an excellent resource for sharing visual material with people who cannot see it. Printing 3D versions of paintings, providing sculptural versions of ultrasound imagery, or simply creating replicas of objects too delicate to...
XYZprinting Launches da Vinci Full Color 3D Printer at IFA 2017

XYZprinting Launches da Vinci Full Color 3D Printer at IFA 2017

Yesterday, XYZprinting unveiled the da Vinci Color at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, which they bill as the world’s first full color filament 3D printer. I saw it in person last week, and I have two say it’s an impressive machine. The printer runs on XYZ’s 3DColorJet technology, a process that combines inject printing with […]

Yesterday, XYZprinting unveiled the da Vinci Color at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, which they bill as the world’s first full color filament 3D printer. I saw it in person last week, and I have two say it’s an impressive machine. The printer runs on...
Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers...and Everyone Else

Carmera Officially Launches to Gather Real-Time 3D Mapping Data for Autonomous Vehicle Makers...and Everyone Else

While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work, and all sorts of other places. There are over four million miles of roads in the US alone, and as readily available autonomous vehicles keep […]

While it’s true that social media connects pretty much everyone these days, on a different level, roads are what physically connect us – to the grocery store, to school and work, and all sorts of other places. There are over four million miles of roads in...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an award, and Mouser Electronics has released video footage of the winning ISS Design Challenge […]

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an...
Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not exactly realistic – my work depends on the Internet, and I do like social interaction most […]

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not...
IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening up to new ideas and technology such as 3D printing, it seemed […]

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening...
3D Printing in Art and Architecture: Miles Gertler Explores the Familiar and Unfamiliar

3D Printing in Art and Architecture: Miles Gertler Explores the Familiar and Unfamiliar

Form and function are two important aspects of any design, whether for art or architecture (or anything in between). When bringing that design into the third dimension, 3D printing helps to ensure that the two do not have to be mutually exclusive, as sometimes function can follow form, or vice versa — or the two […]

Form and function are two important aspects of any design, whether for art or architecture (or anything in between). When bringing that design into the third dimension, 3D printing helps to ensure that the two do not have to be mutually exclusive, as sometimes...
A Big Year for the 3D Printing Pen: 3Doodler Start Wins Toy of the Year Award at Toy Fair 2017

A Big Year for the 3D Printing Pen: 3Doodler Start Wins Toy of the Year Award at Toy Fair 2017

3D printing isn’t all fun and games. There’s a steep learning curve, prints don’t come out perfect every time and 3D modeling isn’t for the faint-hearted. At least, that’s the way it was. As we recently reported, modeling apps like Morphi are making 3D modeling child’s play. 3D printers are becoming more plug-and-play and some […]

3D printing isn’t all fun and games. There’s a steep learning curve, prints don’t come out perfect every time and 3D modeling isn’t for the faint-hearted. At least, that’s the way it was. As we recently reported, modeling apps like Morphi...
Europe Looks to Take the Lead in 3D Printed Construction Disruption

Europe Looks to Take the Lead in 3D Printed Construction Disruption

It’s hard to find a topic these days that lies outside of the conversation surrounding 3D printing. So it comes as no surprise that countries around the world are making efforts to understand the technology’s impact and to make sure that they stay ahead of the curve in terms of both adoption and innovation. The United Arab […]

It’s hard to find a topic these days that lies outside of the conversation surrounding 3D printing. So it comes as no surprise that countries around the world are making efforts to understand the technology’s impact and to make sure that they stay ahead of...
3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs. Obviously, the university appreciates the WASP technology, because just a few days ago, it was announced that the […]

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs....
Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

The use of 3D printing in the construction field is not a new thing – there are 3D printed office buildings and laboratories, a 9-foot-tall 3D printed pavilion, 3D printed houses, and for the Game of Thrones fans who wish they could really live in Westeros, there’s even a 3D printed life-sized version of the Stark family’s Winterfell. […]

The use of 3D printing in the construction field is not a new thing – there are 3D printed office buildings and laboratories, a 9-foot-tall 3D printed pavilion, 3D printed houses, and for the Game of Thrones fans who wish they could really live in Westeros,...
Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover vacuum cleaner into a robot, you might […]

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have an idea for a toy you’d like to build, or a custom use like turning your 1950s era Hoover...
A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural counterparts. Opponents of the sport decry its violence and bloodshed, the unnecessary cruelty of […]

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of mankind’s struggles for both dominance over and stewardship of his natural...
3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about 3D printing, but it’s becoming widespread; it’s even […]

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when...
3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

3D Printing Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the introduction of train travel, those who could moved farther away […]

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the cultural life of the city. In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution and the...
DUS Architects Constructs 3D Printed “Urban Cabin” in Amsterdam

DUS Architects Constructs 3D Printed “Urban Cabin” in Amsterdam

All around the world, from China to Slovenia, an increasing number of architecture firms, construction companies, and even ambitious makers are turning to 3D printing technology as a tool to build innovative and affordable infrastructure. What once began as more of a conceptual idea is now starting to come to full fruition. We’ve already seen the […]

All around the world, from China to Slovenia, an increasing number of architecture firms, construction companies, and even ambitious makers are turning to 3D printing technology as a tool to build innovative and affordable infrastructure. What once began as more of a...
Stunning Energy-Efficient Roof Replicated in Equally Stunning 3D Printed Scale Model from ARRK

Stunning Energy-Efficient Roof Replicated in Equally Stunning 3D Printed Scale Model from ARRK

Athens, Greece is a tourist draw for a number of reasons – one of the biggest, and most obvious, being its historical sites. But while the Parthenon may be enough of a reason alone for many people to visit the beautiful Mediterranean city, there are plenty of modern attractions that shouldn’t be ignored – such […]

Athens, Greece is a tourist draw for a number of reasons – one of the biggest, and most obvious, being its historical sites. But while the Parthenon may be enough of a reason alone for many people to visit the beautiful Mediterranean city, there are plenty of...
Syska Hennessy Group Continues Involvement in Dubai's 3D Printed Office Building

Syska Hennessy Group Continues Involvement in Dubai's 3D Printed Office Building

The United Arab Emirates is like the cool kid in a Disney movie, if you can ignore a series of societal problems that it represents, you can’t help but be a bit envious. Everything it has is the biggest, the deepest, the curviest, and the coolest. From an island with air conditioned sand to an underground […]

The United Arab Emirates is like the cool kid in a Disney movie, if you can ignore a series of societal problems that it represents, you can’t help but be a bit envious. Everything it has is the biggest, the deepest, the curviest, and the coolest. From an island...
Dubai Inaugurates First 3D Printed Office Building, Constructed in 17 Days

Dubai Inaugurates First 3D Printed Office Building, Constructed in 17 Days

On hearing mention of Dubai, most of us envision celebrated and extravagant lifestyles featuring piles of gold and private jets, lavish spreads of wealth, and unfathomable luxury, prominently on display for all to envy. This city, the most populated within the entire United Arab Emirates, is of course also a mega-hub for global business dealings—all of which […]

On hearing mention of Dubai, most of us envision celebrated and extravagant lifestyles featuring piles of gold and private jets, lavish spreads of wealth, and unfathomable luxury, prominently on display for all to envy. This city, the most populated within the entire...
Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center, supermarket and office building projects while they were […]

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center,...
Thai Company SCG Develops Custom 3D Printable Cement for 3D Printing Houses and Structures

Thai Company SCG Develops Custom 3D Printable Cement for 3D Printing Houses and Structures

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have developed large robots capable of acting as large-scale 3D printers, and new […]

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have...
Pixelstone: A Unique Brick 3D Printer That Could Change the Face of Construction

Pixelstone: A Unique Brick 3D Printer That Could Change the Face of Construction

I’ve always loved the look of brick, whether on buildings or streets. There are still a few brick roads in my area, which I love – the color, the feel, the old-fashioned appearance. Brick is one of the oldest construction materials still being used today, although these days it’s used less for actual construction and […]

I’ve always loved the look of brick, whether on buildings or streets. There are still a few brick roads in my area, which I love – the color, the feel, the old-fashioned appearance. Brick is one of the oldest construction materials still being used today,...
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