We are interested in partnering with co-investors/interested parties who want to and are able to invest in this type of iconic architecture, or other creative structure that can be occupied. It could be in any part of the world, and will depend on the level of financing.

Preferably, the printed building must be located close to a large city anywhere in the world for ease of access and transportation (best if close to an airport or taxi-driving distance).

If it is a castle, we will implement a fantasy-style with many details in the interior to make a superior fantasy-style interior. If it is a contemporary-style, we will print sophisticated high-tech building. Other ideas can be considered upon request. (So many structures could be the first to be 3D-printed in the world).

With completion ofStroybot2, a more advanced, faster, lighter, and user-friendly 3D Concrete Printing machine, we are looking for partners for one-time printing projects.Ideally, you are providing land/financing and we are providing the technology.

We are going to print certain structures for projects, such asAirbnb Night Atan iconic space, and are accepting inquiries to print a modern high-tech building or larger fantasy-style castle byStroybot2.

Looking for outstanding 3D Concrete Printing Project to invest?

Worlds First 3D Printed Hotel Suite in the Philippines, by Andrey Rudenko

The Philippines Lewis Grand Hotel is home to the worlds first-ever operational commercial structure created using 3D-concrete printing technology by Andrey Rudenko and his team. The 3D-Printed hotel suite measures 10.5 meters by 12.5 meters with a height of 4 meters, and includes two bedrooms, a living room, and a Jacuzzi room with a giant 3D-Printed Jacuzzi. Printing was completed on September 20th, 2015.Read more on

This two year long journey has finally brought the worlds first 3D Printed Concrete Castle.Read more…

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This multicoloured specimen is not one organism, but thousands

This multicoloured specimen is not one organism, but thousands

Step inside the MIT lab designing new human-computer interfaces

Step inside the MIT lab designing new human-computer interfaces

The technology behind Amazons surveillance-heavy Go store

The technology behind Amazons surveillance-heavy Go store

The best smartwatches for Android and iPhone

The best smartwatches for Android and iPhone

Microgrids and energy-generating buildings could save our cities

Microgrids and energy-generating buildings could save our cities

Nasas new telescope will give our hunt for alien life a major boost

Nasas new telescope will give our hunt for alien life a major boost

The inventor of the iPod has made a new kind of high-end wristwatch

The inventor of the iPod has made a new kind of high-end wristwatch

Employ immigrants: Babylon founder Ali Parsas tips for entrepreneurial success

Employ immigrants: Babylon founder Ali Parsas tips for entrepreneurial success

The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond

The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond

Wise up, deep learning may never create a general purpose AI

Wise up, deep learning may never create a general purpose AI

Five must-read stories to catch up on this weekend

Five must-read stories to catch up on this weekend

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earths economy. And were nowhere near ready for the shock

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earths economy. And were nowhere near ready for the shock

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri

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3D printing is yesterdays news. Westworld-style liquid printing is the future

A new printing method developed by MIT Self-Assembly Lab and Steelcase has the potential to change the way we think about design

3D printing hasnt taken off as a mainstream manufacturing process. At this stage in its development, its limitations outweigh its potential. Compared to injection molding or casting, its limited to small scale production at a relatively slow speed. A new process called Rapid liquid printing offers an alternative. Its fast, designed to tackle large-scale production, and doesnt rely on prototype materials, instead using rubber, foam and plastic. Beyond its technical capabilities, its simply hypnotic to watch.

Created by MITs Self-Assembly Lab in collaboration with Steelcase, Rapid liquid printing physically draws in 3D space in a liquid gel suspension and enables the precise creation of customised products. While 3D printing calls for layer-by-layer creation, Rapid liquid printing works through direct injection into the gel, physically drawing the objects into existence. Watching the materials solidify, its easy to forget about the science behind it – for a moment, its as if theyve come into existence through sheer force of will. Its an impressive thing to witness, particularly given some of the complex curvature of the designs. Whats more, in its current iteration, there are no limits to scale – with a large enough tank, the process can create objects of any size.

Self-Assembly Lab, MIT / Christophe Guberan / Steelcase

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries just gave birth to healthy pups

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries just gave birth to healthy pups

Skylar Tibbits, co-director of MITs Self-Assembly Lab with Jared Laucks, told WIRED: The gel is similar to a hair gel or hand-sanitiser and has two key functions. The first is that it can suspend objects so that we arent fighting gravity and we dont require layer-by-layer printing or support materials, which are time consuming to print. This means that a part can be printed quickly within the gel and then removed and simply washed off with water. The second is that the gel self-heals after the nozzle passes through. This allows you to continuously move and print within the gel and not create tunnels or cavities which would fill up with printed material.

It takes roughly an hour to mix the gel, and after its produced it works immediately to suspend the printed materials. If the printed material is extremely dense, the gel may need to be altered slightly in terms of composition, but Tibbits says that, generally, density isnt a problem. We have been able to suspend plastics, foams, rubbers and even metals without any issue.

Producing high quality objects out of plastics and metal has the potential to change fields of design. Instead of mass-producing furniture, it could instead be customised and produced to specific requirements – allowing people to define themselves within a sea of sameness, as Rob Poel, Director of New Business Innovation at Steelcase, puts it. The process could also open up new avenues for production in automotive and aerospace industries, where fast, large-scale manufacturing is essential.

Tibbits says: The size limit is really only constrained by the size of the machine and the quantity of gel. But it could also be used for smaller printed structures with high-resolution features, but they would likely be slower to print.

The creative ability of Rapid liquid printing has recently been exhibited at Milans Furniture Fair with product designer Christophe Guberan, in which the team printed an experimental table top for Bassline, a new table collection created by turnstone. The Bassline table is the largest object the team has created so far and was printed in a metre-long tank.

Rapid liquid printing is still in the research phase, but when asked what the future holds for the technology, Tibbits says he has plans for further development.

Were excited to experiment with new materials [looking to create] larger printed structures and faster, more efficient processes.

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Lincoln Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3D printers bring new potential to prototyping and innovating at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff are printing in a new dimension, using 3D printers to transform 3D designs into tangible objects. More formally known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a process that assembles conventional manufacturing materials, such as plastics and metals, in successive layers along the Z axis (i.e., top down or bottom up). The Laboratory has invested in several 3D printers, ranging in size and capability from industrial-scale, top-of-the-line models to desktop, home-hobbyist models. Located in the Rapid Hardware Integration Facility (RHIF)the Laboratorys dedicated rapid prototyping areaand in the Technology Office Innovation Laboratory (TOIL)a newly opened space for prototyping and tinkeringthe Laboratorys 3D printers are being utilized to complete work on sponsored programs and to explore preprogram ideas. 3D printing enables staff to pursue a variety of programs and activities, says Andy Vidan, associate technology officer, Technology Office.

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Charles Koch the Vice-President of 3Axis Development started the company 10 years ago. He had been in the Rapid Prototyping services business since 1997. Prior to this he had held various marketing and sales positions in multiple product industries including advertising, publishing and the Television Cable Industry. He has a B.A degree in dual majors of communications and business. Q: Please start by telling us a bit about the company, a brief history of 3Axis Development and an overview of your business today

The Future Is Now: Why 3D Printing Can Make The World A Better Place

Would you like to build your own gun? There are plenty of ways to do so, legal and otherwise. A group called Defense Distributed recently published instructions for creating a plastic firearm using a 3D printer. One guy even fired a real bullet with one. The U.S. Department of State demanded that the group take the blueprints down, alleging they may violate export control laws. Defense Distributed complied, but not before at least 100,000 people had downloaded the plans.

ExOne Focusing On Industrial 3D Printing Applications

ExOne (XONE) sold just 13 3D printer systems last year, but it was enough for it to launch an initial public offering in late February 2013 that soared 47% on its first day of trading.

ExOne became the third publicly traded firm on U.S. markets that makes 3D printers, the others being 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS), which have a much longer track record and much higher revenue.

ExOne is a relatively new company, but what they are doing is unique, said Holden Lewis, an analyst with BB&T Capital Markets. The industry as a whole is growing quickly and ExOne doesnt really compete with 3D Systems and Stratasys.

3-D printers have officially gone mainstream. You can now get one at Staples for $1,300.

Staples (SPLS, Fortune 500) says it is the first major U.S. retailer to sell a 3-D printer. It began selling The Cube, made by 3D Systems (DDD), on Friday, and the printer will hit many of the retailers brick-and-mortar stores by June. While 3-D printers have long been used in industrial manufacturing, a recent maker movement is slowly popularizing in-home versions of the devices.

The Maker Movement: Tangible Goods Emerge From Ones and Zeros

The desire to make things with our hands is deeply rooted. But during the past century, the era of mass production, our tinkering in workshops and garages and kitchens was a solitary hobby rather than a true economic force. That is changing. The world of do-it-yourself has gone digital, and like everything else that goes digital, its been transformed.

This is what we now call the maker movement, a term coined by Dale Dougherty of OReilly Media. In 2005 the technology publisher made a bet on it by launching not just Make magazine, a quarterly journal about DIY projects, but also, in 2006, a nationwide series of Maker Faires that became the first showcases for the emerging movement. The exact definition of makers is a bit imprecise, but you can think of them as the web generation creating physical things rather than just pixels on screens. To use the terminology of the MIT Media Lab, theyre treating atoms like bitsusing the powerful tools of the software and information industries to revolutionize the way we make tangible objects.

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Will 3-D printing transform conventional manufacturing?

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The winning team of this years Robot Building Competition 2016 and their hard-earned reward, including Fuel3D Scanner & UP Mini 3D printer It has been another successful year at the Robot Building Competition 2016; Daniel and Luke of SMEE give us a quick yet insightful rundown on what happened leading up to and on the day of the competition. The 2016 Robot Building Competition was…

After the success of the 2015 competition, the Robot Building Competition run by SMEE (Society of Monash Electrical Engineers), MECC (Mechatronics Engineering Clayton Club), Robogals and MAMEC (Monash Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Club) is back for another year in 2016. We are proud to announce as one of the sponsors of the 2016 Robot Building Competition, it is our pleasure to be involved in the competition which…

First of all, thank you all for attending EMEX 2016, held at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, New Zealand. Thank you for dropping by our stand and for chatting with us; we hope you have enjoyed the event and that it was a rewarding one. Congratulations to Paul Bao, of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, who was the lucky winner of the prize draw of an UP…

Yes that 3D-printed mansion is safe to live in

Yes, that 3D-printed mansion is safe to live in

WinSun claims that their new 3D printed five-story building is the tallest of its kind in the world. )

Back in April, a team of Chinese construction workers used a 3D printer to construct houses. By days end, there were 10 standing. They were compact and fairly bare bones nothing much to look at besides the wow! factor of there being as many as count them 10. But this time around, those same builders have taken the wraps off an achievement thats roundly more impressive.

In Suzhou Industrial Park, adjacent to Shanghai, stands a five-story structure that the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering firm claims is the worlds tallest 3D-printed building. Next to it is the equally massive 3D-printed mansion, which measures 11,840 square feet. Like the previous buildings, the walls are comprised of a mix of concrete and recycled waste materials, such as glass and steel, and formed layer by printed layer. The company stated that the total cost for the mansion was roughly $161,000.

In a broader sense, this latest feat is yet another indication of how rapidly additive manufacturing techniques are advancing. Once used primarily as a means to quickly render miniature model versions of products, the technology has reached a point where large-scale printers are now capable of making life-sized working creations, such as automobiles, in mere days. For instance, it took less than 48 hours for start-up Local Motors to print a two-seater called the Strati into existence anddrive it off the showroom.

Many of these designs, however, typically dont amount to much beyond being passion projects meant to push 3D printing into new frontiers and drum up some publicity along the way. One example of this is the massive 3D Print Canal House thats being constructed entirely on-site along a canal in Amsterdam, a process thats slated to take longer and is less feasible than standard construction, Phil Reeves of UK-based 3D printing research firm Econolyst recentlytold CNN.

More promising, though, is a system developed by Behrokh Khoshnevis, a University of Southern California engineering professor. His concept machine,called Contour Crafting, involves a clever combination of mechanical cranes and 3D layering to print and assemble entire homes simultaneously complete with insulation and indoor plumbing in less than a day.

The approach employed by WinSun isnt anywhere near that level of sophistication, but it may well prove to be the most practical  at least thus far. There is some labor and equipment costs that comes from trucking in and piecing together the various sections on-site, though the manner in which it all comes together is comparable to the ease of prefab assembly. Its also reportedly greener thanks to the addition of recycled materials.

To pitch the advantages of their technology, the company held a news conference to announce that they had taken onorders for 20,000 smaller unitsas well as highlight some significant cost-cutting figures. According toindustry news site 3Der:

The sheer size of the printer allows for a 10x increase in production efficiency. WinSun estimates that 3D printing technology can save between 30 and 60 percent of building materials and shortens production times by 50 to even 70 percent, while decreasing labor costs by 50 up to even 80 percent. Future applications include 3D printed bridges or tall office buildings that can be built right on site.

WinSun did not respond to a request to disclose how they arrived at those numbers, but Enrico Dini, an Italian civil engineer and chairman of competingstart-up Monolite, says that he suspects the calculations may be a tad bit inflated. Still, he emphasized that his own data does back up the claim that, compared to conventional methods, layering may boost overall efficiency.

It would be very difficult to fabricate such large sections with traditional concrete casting, he says. With 3D printing, you have a lot less waste because youre only printing out as much material as you need and you can custom shape whole sections on the spot, which can be a big challenge.

One major concern is whether these large-scale dwellings can hold up over time against the elements. According to 3Der, Ma Rongquan, chief engineer of China Construction Bureau, inspected the buildings structural integrity and found them to be up to code, but was careful to note that state officials have yet to establish specific criteria for assessing the long-term safety of 3D printed architecture.

And as Dini, who supports the technology, points out, there is the possibility that the use of additive manufacturing may pose some degree of risk. The only issue is that as the layers of concrete are bonded together, theyre drying at slightly different rates and thats not very ideal, he explains. So theres maybe a higher chance of it fracturing at the contact point if theres a strong enough force at play.

Regardless, Dini says hed feel completely safe going inside any floor of either building since construction materials used today are likely to contain special additives to enhance strength and resistance. One such formulation, fiber-reinforced Ductal, has been shown in some tests to be 10 times stronger and last twice as long as regular concrete. He stressed that walls should also be tested to ensure that other properties, such as acoustics, ventilation and thermal insulations are on par with existing buildings.

In Italy, building standards are extremely strict, he noted. But I cant say I can say the same about China.

HP Delivers Worlds First Production-Ready 3D Printing System

HP Delivers Worlds First Production-Ready 3D Printing System

With partners such as Nike and BMW, HP takes major step to reinvent prototyping and manufacturing industry with first commercial 3D printers based on open platform

ORLANDO, FL May 17, 2016 Today at RAPID, the largest 3D additive manufacturing conference, HP Inc. unveiled the worlds first production-ready commercial 3D printing system, marking the next major step in its journey to bring disruptive manufacturing solutions to market.

The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionizes design, prototyping and manufacturing, and for the first time, delivers superior quality physical parts up to 10 times faster1and at half the cost2of current 3D print systems. By printing functional parts for the first time at the individual voxel level (a voxel is the 3D equivalent of a 2D pixel in traditional printing), HP offers customers an unprecedented ability to transform part properties and deliver mass customization..

Designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus, the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution offers:

Simplified workflow and reduced cost for radical prototyping

Delivery of final parts manufacturing with breakthrough economics

Open materials and software innovation platform that lowers barriers to adoption and enables new applications across industries

Our 3D printing platform is unique in its ability to address over 340 million voxels per second, versus one point at a time, giving our prototyping and manufacturing partners radically faster build speeds, functional parts and breakthrough economics,said Stephen Nigro, president of HPs 3D printing business.The new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution delivers a combination of speed, quality, and cost never seen in the industry. Businesses and manufacturers can completely rethink how they design and deliver solutions to their customers.

The new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution leverages HPs decades of research and expertise in precision mechanics, microfluidics and materials sciences. But no one company, not even one with HPs unparalleled expertise, scale or assets, can transform the global manufacturing industry alone. HP is proud to have the input and support of leading manufacturers, co-development partners and strategic partners, including Nike, BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Jabil, Siemens, Materialise, Shapeways, Autodesk, and Protolabs.

BMW is a pioneer and early adopter of innovative technologies in the field of additive manufacturing, especially for prototyping in concept cars and series-like approval builds. For our future roadmap toward serial part production and personal customization, we see major potential in our partnership with HP to investigate this new kind of 3D printing technology at an early stage. As one of the first partners, we had the chance to see the constant evolution of the machines over time from the first prototype approximately five years ago to the market ready product that is available now,says Jens Ertel, Head of BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center.

HP is offering two new 3D printers, designed for rapid prototyping and production.

The HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer is ideal for prototyping, offering improved productivity and the capacity to grow usage at a lower cost per part.

The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer is designed for prototyping and short-run manufacturing needs, with high productivity to meet same-day demands at the lowest cost per part.

A synchronized set of tools includes intuitive software, an innovative HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling, and high-quality materials.

Materials and Software Open Platform to Unleash 3D Printing

Delivering on the open-platform vision announced in 2014, HP and certified partners will collaborate to enable materials innovation and new applications for our HP Multi Jet Fusion Solution, leading to reduced 3D printing costs and faster industry adoption of 3D printing. HP is creating the 3D material app store and is already collaborating with such certified partners as Arkema, BASF, Evonik and Lehmann & Voss, with plans to expand the open platform ecosystem over time.

HP has also collaborated with industry-leading software partners to make the design-to-print process easier and more intuitive. Partners include Autodesk, Materialise and Siemens. Through its integration with key manufacturing software solution providers, HP is enabling deeper integration of 3D printing into manufacturing processes. HP is a founding member of the industry consortium that developed3MF, an improved 3D printing file format. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution is the first 3D printer to be fully compliant with this industry-leading standard.

As HP expands its palette of materials and colors, customers will benefit from the ability to transform part properties at voxel level, giving unprecedented control and allowing limitless combinations of applications, colors, and materials with unique and as-yet unimagined properties.

The ability to print with embedded intelligence, like sensors in parts, is a key to the Internet of Things.

The printing of parts with embedded information, like invisible traces or codes, will deliver a future of increased security and tracking for reinventing supply chains.

Also, in the future, up to 50 percent custom plastic parts for the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers are expected to be printed and produced with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology versus traditional manufacturing methods.

Paired with innovation likeSprout by HP, complete digitization of design through production will fundamentally disrupt traditional manufacturing. Digitization and 3D printing can help revitalize regions across the globe that are balancing sustainability with industrial growth. Digitization and 3D printing will reinvent traditional supply chains and create a just in time delivery model.

The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer will be delivered in late 2016, with the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer following in 2017.

Pricing for the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer starts at $130,000. Pricing for the full end-to-end solution (HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer and Processing Station) starts at $155,000.

Based on internal testing and simulation, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution average printing time is up to 10x faster than FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April 2016. Testing variables: Part Quantity -1 full bucket of parts from HP Jet Fusion 3D at 20% of packing density vs same number of parts on above-mentioned competitive devices; Part size: 30g; Layer thickness: 0.1mm/0.004 inches. Fast Cooling is enabled by HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling, available in 2017. HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling accelerates parts cooling time vs recommended manufacturer time of SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD, as tested in April 2016. FDM not applicable. Continuous printing requires an additional HP Jet Fusion 3D Build Unit (standard printer configuration includes one HP Jet Fusion 3D Build Unit).

Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution average printing cost-per-part is half the cost of comparable FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1-2 buckets per day/ 5 days per week over 1 year of 30 grams parts at 10% packing density using the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements of expectation or belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected and other risks that are described in HPs Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including, but not limited to, the risks described in HPs Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 and HPs Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for its fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2016. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at


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3D Print World collaboration with Natural History Museum Oxford and the RNIB

The Natural History Museum in Oxford together with the Pitt Rivers Collection behind it contain the most amazing artefacts in the most amazing buildings …. s

And one challenge to be met was to assist blind and partially sighted people to enjoy both the buildings and the artefacts. Especially if they are too precious or too large or distant to be handled:

So the solution is to 3D Print versions of precious items so that they can be handled, experienced and decoded by them, providing tactile experiences, in what is normally a purely visual setting.

Take the capitals above each pillar in the Museum: Each pillar is made from a different granite or stone from a different part of the United Kingdom. And the capitals which top them off were made by the sculptors who carved the building stone with different plant and animal form.

So the capital stone at the top aboveeach pillaris unique, but far too high to touch and therein lay the opportunity.

But far too high to touch and therein lay the opportunity – and the Museum outreach Team consulted with 3D Print World Aylesbury.

We took scans of one of the capitals and suggested that we print it in four quarters, trialling four different materials. This allowed the Museums outreach team to test which filament produced the most tactile and engaging texture for partially sighted people.

All the sighted people chose one material. All of the partially sighted chose a different one!

It has been an object lesson, funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund project in conjunction with the RNIB, in learning from those who actually benefit from experiencing the objects

We also realized that we could connect the four different prints which make up the capital with magnets, so that it could be presented either as one complete item or separated into four different parts for handing round to enable more people to take part at the same time

Which has turned out to be an inspired idea – and we are now printing another complete set in the material chosen by partially sighted people funded by the RNIB for use in the Museums outreach programme.

Finally, the appearance of these items here atTCT loaned back to us especially for the TCT exhibition is actually considered part of the legacy of the project, encouraging sighted people to have an understanding of and empathy with partially sighted people

Our thanks therefore to both the Natural History Museum and RNIB

3D Print World, The Pitt Rivers Museum, the Helmet and the Little Owl

The Haida culture is superbly represented in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and our experiment started with a scan of this Haida helmet. The Outreach team consulted with 3D Print World Aylesbury as the Museum wanted to show the helmet without the painted finish as it was part of the programme for the partially sighted funded by the RNIB, bringing items close to hand and able to be experienced. Printing it in wood filament also shows how it would have lookedbefore paint was applied.

However, we needed to know whether or not wood filament would survive the conservation process which involves putting all exhibits in a deep freeze to eliminate the possibility of any bugs infecting and damaging the collection.

The Pitt Rivers borrowed this owl from us to test the effect of deep freezing on wood filament (before using it on the helmet!) and we are delighted for all to report that no ill effects were observed. We now know that our wood filament isconservation grade.And more scans particularly of items which are far too big to reach and touch (such as the famous Haida totem pole which goes from the ground floor up three floors to the ceiling) are on their way!

3D Print World : Brain Diaries Exhibition – hero exhibits for the Natural History Museum Oxford

Commissioned by the Natural History Museum, Oxford and usingactual CT scan data, 3D Print World Aylesbury printed this collection of five brains for the current Brain Diaries exhibition. Between them, they show the effects of age and gender differences within a single family together with a double size post-brain with a letter box through it for competition entries.

All in a colourful and engaging way.

After consultation, we also built in the mounting points on our cad system voids for the perspex columns to fit into so that the brains could be delivered in and fitted within the timescale leading up to the Exhibition opening – which we discussed and implemented from visiting onsite to come up with a solution which worked for the Museum technical team.

The bright colours and reflectivity in this our stunning range of filaments have added strong visual impact to the displays.

Most importantly, the curators wished to encourage visitors to touch and feel the brains as part of the experience and for the brains to be strong enough to withstand this.

Award Winning Oxford Brookes Racing helped by 3D Print World

2017 was the first year we truly took advantage of 3D printing on the Formula Student car. We realised that traditional manufacturing methods with Carbon Fibre limited us in terms of the complexity of shapes we wanted to achieve. In Aerodynamics, freedom of design is everything, so being able to easily and affordably design complex components is everything.

This is where 3D Print World Aylesbury came in. By using their expertise and hardware in 3D printing, we were able to create our most advanced aero package to date. We were able to wrap 3D printed components with Carbon Fibre, allowing us to benefit from the hardness of Carbon Fibre, while still being able to achieve complex shapes.

3D printing also allows us to transform ideas from CAD into something tangible incredibly quickly. As powerful as CAD is, in a car assembly with thousands of components, nothing beats mocking something up in the flesh. This allows us to quickly see if something will work or not.

On our 2017 car, we created inner end plates, joins and certain internal support structures using 3D Printing. We also created wing tips on the rear wing to help reduce turbulence. Furthermore, we were able to adapt certain existing components using 3D printed inserts, to make these devices meet the stringent regulations of Formula Student.

Chris Warburton Head of Aerodynamics Oxford Brookes Racing 2017 Team.

14-18 March- British Science Week – we are at Aylesbury Library and Study Centre on Thursday 17th with our 3D Printers infohere

15 March- Today we are taking part in the STEM fair at Sir William Borlase School in Marlow

11 December -Watch the new Hephestos-2 printing an I love you box in woodhere

5 December -Hephestos-2 now in store and stock for next day delivery. Come and have a look at this very impressive machine. Or watch the video of it being unboxed and assembledhere

11 July- John Hampden win the final of the 3D challenge, the winner of the concourse delgance going to Lord Williams. Both schools win a Prusa 3D printer.

1 July- Great article in Bucks Herald about the event on 11 Julyhere

11 June- New Printbot Evolution now in stock – videohere

19 May- Come along and support the schools competiion Formula 3D at Bucks UTC on 11 July

16-17 May- Many thanks for all the support from everyone who visited us at theUK Slot Car Festivalin Gaydon

15 April- Come and see the new Ciclop Desktop scanner kit in store. Just 250!

27 March- Everyone is talking aboutthis. The next generation of 3D printing as announced at TED.

28 February- Worlds first 3D printedjet engine

21 February- Our new scanner. Come along and get yourself (or something you want made) scanned with our new scanning capability.

12 February- See the recent article in Buckinghamshire Herald magazinehere

Pioneering 3D printing reshapes patients face in Wales

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A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.

Stephen Power, from Cardiff, is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have 3D printing used at every stage of the procedure.

Doctors at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, had to break his cheekbones again before rebuilding his face.

Mr Power said the operation had been life-changing.

The UK has become one of the worlds pioneers in using 3D technology in surgery, with advances also being made by teams in London and Newcastle.

While printed implants have previously been used to help correct congenital conditions, this operation used custom-printed models, guides, plates and implants to repair impact injuries months after they were sustained.

Despite wearing a crash helmet Mr Power, 29, suffered multiple trauma injuries in the accident in 2012, which left him in hospital for four months.

I broke both cheekbones, top jaw, my nose and fractured my skull, he said.

I cant remember the accident – I remember five minutes before and then waking up in the hospital a few months later.

Stephen Power was photographed before the operation, left, and afterwards, right

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Two views of Stephen Powers skull after the operation with temporary staples

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

A skull model and implants produced using 3D printing

In order to try to restore the symmetry of his face, the surgical team used CT scans to create and print a symmetrical 3D model of Mr Powers skull, followed by cutting guides and plates printed to match.

Maxillofacial surgeon Adrian Sugar says the 3D printing took away the guesswork that can be problematic in reconstructive work.

I think its incomparable – the results are in a different league from anything weve done before, he said.

What this does is it allows us to be much more precise. Everybody now is starting to think in this way – guesswork is not good enough.

The procedure took eight hours to complete, with the team first having to refracture the cheekbones with the cutting guides before remodelling the face.

A medical-grade titanium implant, printed in Belgium, was then used to hold the bones in their new shape.

Looking at the results of the surgery, Mr Power says he feels transformed – with his face now much closer in shape to how it was before the accident.

It is totally life-changing, he said.

I could see the difference straightaway the day I woke up from the surgery.

Having used a hat and glasses to mask his injuries before the operation, Mr Power has said he already feels more confident.

Im hoping I wont have to disguise myself – I wont have to hide away, he said.

Ill be able to do day-to-day things, go and see people, walk in the street, even go to any public areas.

The project was the work of the Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery (Cartis), which is a collaboration between the team in Swansea and scientists at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Design engineer Sean Peel has said the latest advance should encourage greater use of 3D printing in the NHS.

It tends to be used for individual really complicated cases as it stands, in quite a convoluted, long-winded design process, he said.

The next victory will be to get this process and technique used more widely as the costs fall and as the design tools improve.

Mr Powers operation is currently being featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London, called 3D Printing: The Future.

3D printing to rebuild patients face at Morriston Hospital

Face rebuilt through 3D technology at St Georges Hospital

3D scans boost for facial surgery at Cardiff University

Londons Science Museum to scan visitors faces in 3D

Centre of Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery

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The 3D Print Canal House is a three-year Research & Design by Doing project in which an interna

The 3D Print Canal House is a three-year Research & Design by Doing project inwhich an international team of partners from various sectors works together on 3D printing a full-sizecanal house in Amsterdam. A beta-preneurial building project, which has the goal to revolutionize thebuilding industry and offer new tailor made housing solutions worldwide.

The research evolves around 4 R&DOs – Research & Doing. The building site is designed as agrowing exhibition and open to the public with an appointment: you can book a tour with one of the employees of the project. The feedback from audiences generates input for researchand market explorations: a live user test and feedback loop that intensifies and accelerates theresearch process on:

1. Software tools and global online user interface development

2. Smart parametric design and engineering

3. Development of XL 3D printers and print network

4. Development of new bio-based, sustainable and recyclable materials and product innovation

The house is made of many printed elements. Each element showcases aresearch update in shape, structure and material.The project is initiated byand shows that architecture canbe catalyst for cross-sectoral innovation. It is collectively funded by all partners, who contribute to theproject with knowledge and financial means.

How does digitalization and additive manufacturing disrupt the building industry? Could 3D-printing

How does digitalization and additive manufacturing disrupt the building industry? Could 3D-printing and the internet change the way we make things forever? Can we in the near future e-mail buildings to each other? And what if we can print a building, shredder it, and then print something new with the same material? How will this have a positive effect on the environment and the economy? And how will it influence our notion of craftsmanship?

There are many questions the 3D Print Canal House brings to mind. To give a better understanding of the concepts and ideas behind the 3D Print Canal House, DUS architects frequently gives inspirational lectures and presentations. The partners of DUS are renowned keynote speakers and were happy to share our ideas with you.

Recently, the partners of DUS have been keynote speaker inSwiss Innovation WeekBasel,UBS Global Real Estate ConferenceLondon, CCASan FranciscoIsrael, Sweden,Carleton University Canada, Maker Faire Rome,Munich Creative Business Weekand many more events both internationally and within the Netherlands.

Do you want to host or visit a lecture by DUS?

Visiting Address: Asterweg 149, 1031 HM Amsterdam (by appointment only)

Postal Address: Asterweg 149, 1031 HM Amsterdam

Address: Asterweg 149, 1031 HM in Amsterdam North.

If you wish to book a lecture, or are curious to hear about other things the 3D Print Canal House can offer you, please contact and / or have a look under presentations & bookings to see the various options.

Every first Wednesday of the month at 15:00 we offer walk-in tours for €7,50 per person for anyone who wants to join.

Also keep an eye on our agenda as we open our doors during many public festivals!

The 3D Print Canal House is located in Amsterdam North and easily accessible by car and public transport. It is also just a short bike ride or a 15 minute walk away from Amsterdam Central Station.

Westbound: At the A10 Motorway take exit S118 followed by Klaprozenweg, Ridderspoorweg and Asterweg. You will approach the main entrance (Asterweg 149) from the north, with the 3D Print Canal House on your right.

Eastbound: At the A10 Motorway take exit S116 followed by Nieuwe Leeuwarderweg, Johan van Hasseltweg, Klaprozenweg, Ridderspoorweg and Asterweg. You will approach the main entrance (Asterweg 49) from the north, with the 3D Print Canal House on your right.

From Amsterdam Central Station, by bus: Take the exit marked Noord. Cross the road, and you will then see the ferries. Take the (free) Buiksloterweg ferry to the other side of the IJ waterway (ferries depart every 6 minutes).

After leaving the ferry, take bus 38 from Buikslotwerg and get off at stop Distelweg. You will approach the main entrance (Asterweg 149) from the north, with the 3D Print Canal House on your right.

From Amsterdam Central Station, by foot or bicycle: Take the exit marked Noord. Cross the road, and you will then see the ferries. Take the (free) Buiksloterweg ferry to the other side of the IJ waterway (ferries depart every 6 minutes). After leaving the ferry, turn left towards EYE film museum (the futuristic white building). Pass EYE and follow the cycle and footpath (IJpromenade) along the IJ. After 400 meters, turn right into the Grasweg and proceed to (the sign of) the Hyperion Lyceum). From the Hyperion Lyceum, take the first block on the left to the Asterweg. At the end of the Asterweg, after about 500 meters, you will find the main entrance (Asterweg 149) with the 3D Print Canal House on your left.

From Westerdoksdijk: Take the ferry to the Distelweg and follow the Distelweg. After about 400 meters, turn right to the Asterweg. Go straight forward and you will find the main entrance (Asterweg 149) with the 3D Print Canal House on your right.

What is the future role of the Architect? We were live @ the Radio 1 studio.. (In Dutch!)

The floor is yours! Lovely article in the weekend edition of Het Financieele Dagblad

Super proud to enter the DEZEEN hot 500 list of 2017 at190. Check out all the cool brands, personalities and desi

Today Tech & Design with the great

Super stoked about the launch of our 1st product

Wat heeft Nederland te bieden op gebied van innovatie? Check de video van , waarin ook het

3D Print Canal House opent deuren tijdens Weekend van de Wetenschap! Aanmelden via: /ebAxzGtcha

Think big: Urban Cabin featured as part of an homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas

Join the walk-in tour next Wednesday, September 6th, at 15:00. Make reservations via:

@DUSarchitectszoekt ambitieuze projectcoördinator / bureaumanager!

It is easy to click in, but hard to pull out. The new clicking system we developed to assemble the 3

It is easy to click in, but hard to pull out. The new clicking system we developed to assemble the 3D printed parts looks like LEGO for grown-ups! Each room explores a new construction system.For the Entrance Room, we were looking for a simple system to connect the printed pieces (as each printed room consists of several parts). The click system works without having to uplift parts to great height to be able to slide it in. So we tested new ways to join the printed parts together and we found a way. It allows parts to be pushed into each other. Click, and there is no way to pull it out again.

The 3D Print Canal House is printed with the XL 3D printer. The house design consists of several room types, which are assembled digitally and converted into one structural design

Each room is printed separately on site before being assembled into one house. This way the rooms can be carefully tested in a safe and easy accessible manner. Each room is different and consists of complex and tailor-made architecture and unique design features. The structure is scripted and this creates its proper strength but also generates ornament, and allows for new types of smart features, such as angled shading scripted to the exact solar angle. Each printed room consists of several parts, which are joined together as large Lego-like blocks. Both the outside façade as the interior are printed at once, in one element. Within the 3D printed walls are spares for connecting construction, cables, pipes, communication technique, wiring etc.

The rooms themselves are entirely structurally sound. In the second phase of the project, the separate rooms are assembled into connected floors, and then stacked into the entire house. Added advant
age is that the rooms can fairly easy be disconnected in case the house needs to be relocated.

The main facade of the 3D Print Canal House has an extra special character as it showcases how the 3D-print technique develops. The ground floor has modest ornament: As the 3D print technique develops and the number of building elements grows also the level of experiment in ornament rises, which is expressed in the most richly decorated part of the façade: The step gable.

The structural aspects are tested both digitally and on site in collaboration with the structural engineers of Tentech. The construction is based on a structural extruded printed grid that can take several shapes. Folds in the structure generate strength, so the level of ornaments enhances the construction. Each printed element consists of numerous diagonal hollow collumns. When the elements are mounted together the hollow collumns create large structural crosses that support the entire structure.

Heijmans is building partner of the project and takes charge in the building of the house, and the developing of new means of connecting the separate elements into a safe ans solid house.

Today we started printing a 6m tall wall. The wall has shafts of different dimensions. The larger structural shaft run towards the locations where adjacent rooms need support. These shafts will be cast with Henkels Eco-concrete, and will so create a the structural framework of the house.

Both sides of the wall have a different set of shafts. On one side the shafts have a slight inclination from bottom-right to upper-left, while on the other side of the wall the shafts run in the opposite direction. This way the to sides together create structural crosses.

All parameters we work with are scripted. This allowed us to change the dimensions of the structural shafts during the design process to match the structural demands from our structural engineer partner Tentech, without redrawing the complex design over and over.

3D-printing and scripting are perfect partners in terms of flexibility. While scripting allows us to create designs that can easily be adapted to changing circumstances of all kinds, the printer doesnt bother if it prints a series of similar copies, or an awesome series of unique pieces.

The last few weeks we have been experimenting with inclined shafts. The new house-pieces we print contain a double layer of shafts, one side running in one direction, the other side in the other direction. The script we developed for these designs allows us to change the shaft dimensions and the angle of the shafts.

The coming weeks we are taking this a few steps further by adding parameters to the script. We will update you soon!

DUS architects designed and printed the facade of the Europe Building on the Amsterdam Marineterrein (Marine Area): the place where in the next 6 months, European politicians and government officials will be meeting for the EU Presidency taking place in the Netherlands this year. The entrance of the building is partially constructed with playfully shaped sails that refer to the historical sailing ships that used to be built in the area. The alcoves created under the sails house EU-blue coloured 3D printed benches. Every seating element is parametrically designed and fits perfectly within each alcove. All elements were printed on the site of the 3D Print Canal House with the XXL 3D printer. After the presidency, the elements can be shredded and reprinted.

The 3D Print Canal House has moved! To an exciting much bigger location 800 meters from the old site at Badhuiskade.

The site is a unique waterfront location and living lab in Buiksloterham. With over 3000 square meters there is plenty of space to grow, produce and actualize our printing and building ambitions!

The 3D Print Canal House keeps on growing, and it is time for more space! This summer (July and August) we will be moving from our current site to a much bigger location close by. The new location will be arranged like a real living lab with space for growth, production and assembly. We will re-open in September, so stay tuned for updates here and on social media.

The last open day of the expo is Friday July 10, 2015.

The exhibition 3DXL at the Design Exchange in Toronto just opened! The exhibition, featuring the 3D Print Canal House, is a showcase for new projects in 3D-printed architecture that are radically changing the building industry and as a result, the way in which we live.

The exhibition highlights large scale 3D printing and pushes for the intersection of design, art, science, construction, and community. It is an offsite exhibition, offering visitors and passers-by the possibility to experience 3D printing on spot. The 3D Print Canal House is a key piece in the exhibition, displayed next to Swiss architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburgers Arabesque wall, an strikingly intricate 3D printed building component made from sandstone, and Californias Emerges Objects Saltygloo, the worlds first 3D Printed pavilion printed entirely from locally harvested sea salt.

By bringing XL 3D printed projects from all over the world together in one exhibition space the Design Exchange sparks the debate on the future of additive manufacturing at a scale that goes beyond product and design.

DUS architects 3D Print Canal House and Potato Table Ware can now be seen in Hands Off – New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology at the Museum of Craft and Design. The exhibition highlights 20 Dutch designers that interweave design, art and craft with modern technique. Unique in the way they use innovative methods to re-interpreted traditional ways of making.

Hands off includes designs of among others Marcel Wanders, Dirk van der Kooij, Studio Drift, Ted Noten and Borre Akkersdijk, utilizing technology that requires no making by hand in the traditional sense ;). It provides a showcase for new developed materials, new ways to use old technologies, and new ways of looking at and interacting with the world.

The exhibition is curated by Zahid Sardar, putting the exhibition together using four themes: Techno Craft, Biocraft, naturopaths and Hands Off. The works of the artists are all divided into one of these themes. The exhibition will continue until September 13. Later this year the exhibition will travel to Eindhoven and reopen there during the Dutch Design Week!

DUS architects was one of the finalist of the annual New Material Awards. This award is granted by the Nieuwe Instituut to a project for its innovative use and design of materials.

The printing material used by the XL 3D printer was nominated for this prize. The material, macromelt, is created by our German partner Henkel. It is a bio-based plastic, made from linseed oil, enriched with different additives making it an ideal material for printing building parts.

Although unfortunately we didnt won the prize, you can all have a look at the exhibition showing all the finalists in the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam until January 4.

On October 17th the Dutch European Commissioner Neelie Kroes for Digital Agenda visited our building site. DUS cofounders Hedwig Heinsman en Hans Vermeulen showed her around the expo and building site and explained the research project to the commissioner.

After the tour and lunch, a world moon necklace was given to Neelie Kroes. This is a unique silver necklace designed by DUS made with a 3D printed mold, that she wore later that day on De Wereld Draait Door tv show!

The Sustainability Entrepreneurship Award is the largest sustainability award worldwide. 320 entries from 65 countries where handed in this year. The SEA for Best Idea was awarded to DUS Architects. The SEA of Excellence has been presented to two persons this year: to Barack Obama for his efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and to The Ocean Cleanup a forward-thinking and passive form of collection to clean the oceans of plastic. Further prizes were awarded in eight categories all of them pioneering, innovative ideas that are m
aking a high social contribution towards a sustainably positive future.

The 3rd SEA Gala was held at the Sophiensäle in Vienna, with around 250 high-calibre international guests from business, science, politics and society. Hedwig Heinsman, who co-founded DUS together with Hans Vermeulen and Martine de Wit in 2004, represented the firm and the team of the 3D Print canal House at the event. The award was handed over by member of the jury, EU parliament member Lambert van Nistelrooij.

During his visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The 3D Print Canal House was presented to United States President Barack Obama by the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan. In addition to the historical Nightwatch, the visit also focused on new innovations in Amsterdam. The 3D Print Canal House researches how 3D printing techniques can offer solutions to housing questions worldwide.

President Obama visited the Rijksmuseum together with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte, Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van de Laan and director of the Rijksmuseum Wim Pijbes. Immediately next to the historical Nightwatch a piece of the future of Amsterdam was presented: the Worlds first 3D printed canal house. Mayor van der Laan showed several scale models of the 3D Print Canal House as well as a 1:1 print at the full size of 1.5 by 2 by 2.5 meters.

The 3D Print Canal House is a unique research project because it combines history and future: a canal house is 3D-printed in full size with the KamerMaker, a large moveable 3D-printer that was developed specially for this project. This building project addresses the question of how digital production techniques can offer affordable housing solutions worldwide, for example in slums or in disaster areas, as well as looking at how digital designs can be shared and modified via the internet and new online networks. The 3D Print Canal House is printed with newly developed materials derived from biobased raw materials. It is also possible to print with recycled plastics.

The 3D Print Canal House is supported by a large eco-system of cross-sectoral partners.

The 3D Print Canal House is supported by a large eco-system of cross-sectoral partners.


3D-print building techniques make architecture personal again. Just imagine… It wont be long before you can online select your favorite room designs made by your favourite architects, and customize them to your personal taste. You add personal data, such as size limits and location, and the rooms are then digitally connected and merged into your ideal house. You can 3D print scale models of the house, and when youre totally content with the design, contact a contractor with a KamerMaker, and place the order. This bridges the gap between designer, client and builder and makes architecure truly architecture personal.

Digital prodcution of architecture is an excellent tool when complex and tailormade architecture is required. New custom-made interiors for excisting buildings for instance. Just imagine you 3D scan an building structure. then digitally design a bathroom that exactly suits the space, which is then 3D printed and inserted on site in a day. No labourous timberwork on site, no mess.. a perfect match!

At the 3D Print Canal House, we offer you the possibility to learn more about the project and to speak

At the 3D Print Canal House, we offer you the possibility to learn more about the project and to speak to one of the enthusiastic DUS employees. Everything we do is personal and custom made – feel free to contact us about other options.

Please note that presentations and bookings are possible from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 17:00. For reservations outside these times, extra charges may apply. Please contact for more information.

For those who want to go more in depth, DUS architects offer custom made presentations for groups or even individuals. We have a special lecture room which looks over the building site. A presentation goes in depth about the design philosophy and background of DUS and allows you to engage in a dialogue about the project.

Each presentation includes a personal tour.

Costs: €500,- ex VAT for a group of max 25 people. (larger groups possible upon request).

Presentations can be booked on Monday – Friday. If you wish to book a tour on a Saturday, please contact for options.

A weekend supplement of 150% applies.

A presentation by one of the founders and partners of DUS or a custom made program is possible upon request.

At the 3D Print Canal House we always give tours, presentations and programmes that are organised and made based on what you want.

Therefore, we prefer bookings to be made at least one week in advance. An invoice will be sent after the visit with all payment details.

Please note that the cancellation policy is as follows:

Up to 3 days in advance: no charges.

3 days – 24 hours in advance: 50% of the payment has to be made.

Less than 24 hours in advance: full payment of the programme.

(This does not apply for the walk-in tours on Wednesdays).

The 3D Print Canal House and other projects by DUS architects have been widely published in news papers

The 3D Print Canal House and other projects by DUS architects have been widely published in news papers and magazines, including The New York Times,The GuardianDomus, Asahi News, Frankfurter Allgemeine,DezeenNRC Handelsblad, Volkskrant,Financial Times, The India Times, Time Magazine,Die WeltandNational Geographic Magazine.

The 3D Print Canal House project was also featured in several national and international tv shows, includingBBC NewsAl Jazeera NewsDe Wereld Draait DoorZDF NewsandLarry King Now.


DUS offers internships to highly motivated


DUS offers internships to highly motivated interns with excellent parametric design skills for a minimum period of 6 months. Applicants must excel in Rhino and Grasshopper and have a great sense of (building product) design and affinity for 3D printing and innovative techniques.

Send an email with your resume and a small portfolio (max 3MB) to Boh Learn Toh:

Second XL 3D printer is in the making. Together with construction studio Fiction Factory we are assembling and installing the XL 3D printer on the building site. We are super excited to start working with it and experience its upgraded features!

The second silver container can be spotted next to the first XL 3D printer on the site. With a similar shiny silver appearance to the first printer, it doesnt give much away about its improved features. But beauty comes from within: the second XL 3D printer really is a XL 3D printer 2.0: it has an automated material input and remote control. As a result the control room at the top of the XL 3D printer can be dismissed, giving us up to 200% of the original print volume. And we never have to climb the steep stair to refill the printer anymore. Moreover, we can upload files when and wherever we want. XL 3D printer 2.0 is controlled via its own website and will print 24/7 because it has an integrated drying system!

We recently broke our speed record with the first XL 3D printer. The maximum speed we tested was 240 mm/s. That is the size of your water bottle every second. XL 3D printer 2.0 will even print faster and still be more sustainable because it consumes less energy. Soon we will be able to print not just twice as fast with two printers, but more than three times as fast! (and counting)

Less than one year ago we moved the XL 3D printer to its current location. Now Fiction Factory is building up the second XL 3D printer – soon well be able to print more, better and faster!

By attaching two powerful fans to the printer head of the XL 3D printer we are again able to print faster! This especially benefits the (parts of) pieces that have a small surface area. Before, we had to slow down the printer with these pieces because the track
it has to follow is smaller, thus leaving less time for the previous layer to harden. The fans quicken the hardening process of the previous layer, allowing us to print faster and more accurate.

With the update of its engine, the XL 3D printer is now printing at more than three times its initial speed! Since we didnt want to climb the steep stairs anymore to refill the printer every 20 minutes or so, weve printed an enlargement of the container that holds the printing material.

The XL 3D printer is moved to the construction site of the 3D Print Canal House! Now It wont be long before we can 3D print on site!

The start of a test print with a new hotmelt from Henkel.

The canal house design continues to evolve and our tests continue to grow as we break the 2.5m barrier!

Snapshot movie of last Saturdays 3D-print-test researching new material settings and constructive ornament ideas.

Partner DOEN visited the KamerMaker. We had a nice analogue presentation and discussion about the effects and future possibilities of 3D printing.

Today the KamerMaker is one of the Amsterdam locations for the international press visit in the context of the Coronation fever. Crews from Russia, Japan, Costa Rica, Germany, Norway and many others where interested to see the innovative side of Amsterdam.

Today we celebrated the launch of the building of the Worlds first 3D-printed Canal House. Amsterdam deputy mayor Carolien Gehrels, Amsterdam Smart City partners, the Amsterdam Economic Board, the Dutch Building Industries and DUS architects with the KamerMaker team signed a letter of intent and secure the start of the first building phase in 2013. It starts today!

Adding virtual layers to our canal house! We had a very nice meeting with augmented reality artist Sander Veenhof, testing the merging of 3D printing and augmented reality. The result was shown live at Vodafone Firestarters

The KamerMaker has been printing during the recent snow period! Stichting DOEN also gave us a visit to talk about what the KamerMaker will do in the upcoming year. We gave them a little demonstration.

We are assembling our new high-tec extruder for the KamerMaker with Servan from Xtrution,JorisandSiert!

almost the end of 2012… heres a sneak peek of our future plans… what if we could 3D Print a house, room by room, with the XL 3D printer?

The KamerMaker has been open for almost 4 weeks now and we wanted to give you a update on the printing research and development.

We are currently test printing with an extruder whichJoriscreated especially for the KamerMaker. The design for the extruder is based on anUltimaker, however it accepts 3 filaments of plastic rather than one.  The extruder was assembled from 3d printed parts (which were printed on an Ultimaker) and laser cut wood pieces.  The output of the extruder is not enough for XXL prints (2m x 2m x 3.5m) but so far it has worked for XL prints (.5m x .5m x 2m).

Last Friday, we planned on printing a 1.5m tall column over the course of one day, however the weather did not cooperate with us, so we had to start our print in the afternoon and continue into the evening.  Even though we didnt achieve the height we wanted, it was a great opportunity to see what the KamerMaker looks like at night.

Since the opening we have been receiving a steady stream of visitors at the KamerMaker.  The visitors have ranged from designers/design students who would like to print an object to local residents who are curious about the project.  Many people have asked when and how they can print their own design on the KamerMaker, however we are not ready for that at this time.  The plan is that over the next few months we will continue to test different extruders and really perfect the technique.  After we have successfully printed several pieces and feel the print quality is up to par, then we will open up the KamerMaker to other designers.  Until then, everyone is welcome to stop by the KamerMaker to follow the live testing and experimenting.

The XL 3D printer is officially up and running! On Sunday we celebrated the opening of the worlds largest portable 3d printer in the front garden of our office. We had great weather for the opening and there was a large and diverse turnout. Thanks again to Carolien Gehrels, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam for helping us officially open the XL 3D printer.

We have to thank all the collaborators for their hard and dedication to the project. Thanks again to the Open Coop, Ultimaker Ltd, Rooie Joris, Fablab Protospace, Fiction Factory, Faberdashery, Xtrution, Almond Techniek, Tentech, Stamhuis Techniek, Amsterdam Energie and other volunteer enthusiasts which helped make the XL 3D printer opening such a success.

And here is a video of the opening which was shot by Siert Wijnia from Ultimaker:

We would like to invite EVERYONE to the official opening of the KamerMaker on September 16th in front garden of our office in Amsterdam.  Feel free to stop by to see the KamerMaker in action.  Stay tuned for more details

We have been working withJorisat Protospace to develop a new high powered Ultimaker extruder which uses 3 plastic filaments at one once instead of one.  This is still a rough prototyp.

A Giant 3D Printer Builds Ten Houses In One Day

Chinese companyWinSun Decoration Design Engineeringhas constructed a set of ten single story,3D-printedhomes which it produced in under 24 hours. The homes, printed in prefabricated panels which fit together on site, were created using WinSuns custom-built 3D printer which measures 10 meters by 6.6 meters, and took the company twelve years to develop.

Formed with a cement-based mixture containing construction waste and glass fiber, each of the houses cost just $5,000 to build.

Though the houses created so far are fairly simple, CEO of WinSun Ma Yihe is optimistic about the future of the technology, saying that he hopes to one day use their 3D printer to create skyscrapers. Speaking to theInternational Business Times, Ma said: Industrial waste from demolished buildings is damaging our environment, but with 3D-printing, we are able to recycle construction waste and turn it into new building materials. This would create a much safer environment for construction workers and greatly reduce construction costs.

Each of the houses is designed to accommodate plumbing, electrical wiring and insulation which are all added after construction.

Other companies have been experimenting with plans to 3D print entire buildings, most notablyDus ArchitectsandUltimakerin the Netherlands.Find out more about their plans here.

Story viaMashableand theInternational Business Times.

10 3D-Printed Houses Prove The Future Is Noworiginally appeared onArchDaily, the most visited architecture websiteon 25 Jun 2014.

A Giant 3D Printer Builds Ten Houses In One Day

Why craft boring suspension bridges or arched overpasses when humanity is capable of building massive architectural feats like this to cross a river? The impressive, undulating design, destined to function as a pedestrian footbridge over the Dragon King Harbour River in China, is the product of NEXT Architects. The bridge design involves three individual, swirling lanes hovering over the picturesque landscape of The rendering won an international competition associated with a new public park in the area last year, and the project is currently under construction. The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring, states Michel Schreinemachers on the NEXT website. On the other hand it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art, John van de Water adds.

(Photo courtesy of NEXT Architects)

A Giant 3D Printer Builds Ten Houses In One Day

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