How 3D Printing is Changing Architecture

What 3D printing can do is just amazing. The latest development in 3D printing technology may trigger you to sink on the internet to learn more about 3D. A 3D printed house is an idea, which is already being implemented. The 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show had many new ideas put into practice and become a reality. A group of Australian architects displayed a professionally done 3D printed treehouse, a step ahead to the architectural industry. Fourth industrial revolution may bring more sophisticated 3D printed buildings.

3D Construction Projects

Mr. John Hainsworth is seeing 3D printing going to the higher levels. Hainsworth cites several experiments worldwide that have succeeded as good indicators. Some of the projects that give John some hope are the 3D printed office in Dubai, China’s concrete houses, and the Californian contour crafted. John Hainsworth says that 3D printing is currently used as something just for beauty, but it should be implemented and put into large-scale production.

The Wasp project seems to have the same idea as John Hainsworth. Wasp project together with Centro Sviluppo Progetti (CSP), an Italian 3D printing company, is out on major project this year. CSP is soon set to start the building of an eco-village where the Big Delta printer is intended to be used. Wasp’s spokesperson Maurizio Andreoli said that the zero mile concepts if implemented could facilitate the replacement of slums with decent natural houses which are environment-friendly.

The MX3D is a Dutch robotics firm that has been working on a plan on how to come up with means on how to construct a 3D steel bridge right in Amsterdam. The construction of the bridge is set to start in the next few months. The primary purpose of building the bridge is to make other architectures see the possibility in 3D printed buildings.

Building Regulations

The regulations that are in place to ensure that all buildings are dependable is a big challenge to architects. Mr. Clement Moreau, a senior officer at Sculpteo, said that the regulations are problematic and a hindrance. Stewart Williams of the University of Cranfield admits that quality is still questionable, and a major challenge. Monitoring the production process of all the materials that are to be used in the construction of 3D printed buildings can ensure quality. Engineers are seeing 3D printing being used only in making building materials for the 3D printed houses but not the entire structure.