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Rael San Fratello, Emerging Objects, ExOne – Involute Wall

The involute wall is a prototype for thermal mass and acoustic dampening in a massive 3D printed sand structure. The involuted surfaces reduce resonance in the room, by absorption and redirection of sound waves. The massive 600lb 3D sand print presents the opportunity for surfaces to serve as thermal mass while keeping much of the wall in shade—ideal for hot climates with extreme temperature shifts.

 

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3D Printed House 1.0

The exterior cladding of 3D Printed House 1.0 will be constructed 3D printed using a special 3D printed fiber reinforced cement polymer, developed by Emerging Objects. The variegated pattern allows for views and light to pass through in some areas of the wall, but not in others. The quality of light and shadow constantly changes across the surface with the passing of the day. Major structural components of the house will be comprised of cast in place concrete, plastered white.

http://www.rael-sanfratello.com/?p=1771

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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