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Emerging Objects has big, bold plans for 3D-printed rooms

“Durability” and “strength” are about the last words I would ever associate with 3D printing. But I’m not talking about the small, plastic trinkets you would print out with your MakerBot. This is Emerging Objects, a small fabrication studio in Oakland, CA that’s researching how to 3D-print using materials like wood, ceramic, newspaper, concrete, and salt.

Everyone is focusing on machines, and we’re interested in what machines can make,” Emerging Objects co-founder Ronald Rael explained to TechHive. “We saw a limitation in what a machine can make because of the medium, and so we wondered if we could reformulate that media to suit our own architectural agendas to print big.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046172/emerging-objects-has-big-bold-plans-for-3d-printed-rooms.html

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Cement Polymer Ink

Emerging Objects developed a cement polymer ink that is strong, rigid, semitransparent, and lightweight. It can be fiber reinforced, resulting in a material stronger than standard concrete. The finish can be glossy, satin, or semisand blasted. The material can also be machined, sanded, or painted.

http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/how-avoid-errors-during-desktop-3d-printing

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Rygo – Massive Cement Print

Cement, 84” tall
This 7-foot cement sculpture was built by D-Shape, courtesy of Dr. Enrico Dini, in 2012.
It was air freighted to Vancouver, where it spent a few months in a gallery. The signs on the floor in front of it read “Please do not climb on the sculpture.” This was at that time the only 3D print in North America to need that particular warning.
It’s now located at Gropps Gallery, also in Vancouver. I was able to visit in 2014, and I found it quite remarkable. I’ve seen many prints of my work, but this has a charisma all its own. The texture and material are like a gigantic shell, and like a scholar stone, and like nothing on Earth.
Also, it’s great to climb on. Completely solid, nice and grippy, and the top is comfortable to sit on. I recommend the experience.

Bathsheba Grossman ‏@BathshebaSculpt  8 Aug 2014
I visited this massive cement print, it’s at Vancouver.

 

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Bloom – cement print

3D printing looks set to become very important in architecture, but we’ve yet to see exactly how the future of large-scale click-and-print construction will play out. A potential step forward comes via a team of UC Berkeley researchers led by Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael, who recently created a free-standing pavilion called Bloom to demonstrate the precision of their powder-based cement method of 3D-printed construction.

http://www.gizmag.com/berkeley-researchers-pioneer-powder-based-concrete-3d-printing/36515/

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Bloom – cement print

3D printing looks set to become very important in architecture, but we’ve yet to see exactly how the future of large-scale click-and-print construction will play out. A potential step forward comes via a team of UC Berkeley researchers led by Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael, who recently created a free-standing pavilion called Bloom to demonstrate the precision of their powder-based cement method of 3D-printed construction.

http://www.gizmag.com/berkeley-researchers-pioneer-powder-based-concrete-3d-printing/36515/