3D Printing Produces Cement Architecture Structure


By staff of CGW
March 9, 2015, Computer Graphics World

ROCK HILL, SC – Output using 3D printing, “Bloom,” a spectacular   architectural-scale structure created at UC Berkeley using 3D Systems’ ColorJet printing technology, has been unveiled.

The work of Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and his graduate student team, the project was presented at the fifth annual Berkeley Circus.

Measuring approximately 12 feet wide x 12 feet deep x 9 feet high, this groundbreaking architectural work is the largest and most precise 3D-printed polymer structure to date. Brought to life by 3DS’s ProJet x60 printers, “Bloom” demonstrates how artists, architects and engineers increasingly rely on 3D printing technology to design and produce complex structures with uncompromised speed, cost, accuracy and creative freedom.

“3D printing is emerging as a revolutionary tool in fine art, design and construction,” said Cathy Lewis, chief marketing officer at 3DS. “These tools empower everyone to conceive and create any geometry, no matter how complex. ‘Bloom’ is an inspiring example of the boundless creative and commercial possibilities that these technologies bring.” Read more…

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