British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

December 3, 2013 by  
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The ETFE plastic roof canopy of the 6 Bevis Marks building in London features a decorative sheath that is the world’s first 3D-printed component approved for use in the construction industry, according to the canopy’s designer Adrian Priestman . Unlike most architecture firms who use 3D printing simply as a modeling tool, Priestman claims that his sheaths are the first to be 3D-printed for a specific use. The parts serve as complex joints between the building’s columns and the arms of its canopy. Read the rest of British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d printing canopy , 3d technology construction , 3d-printed architecture , 6 Bevis Marks canopy , 6 Bevis Marks London , Adrian Priestman , Foiltec , laser sintering , london architecture , Skanska        

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British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

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