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Viridis3D

Viridis3D LLC is an all-inclusive supplier of Additive Manufacturing Technology for industrial applications. We sell complete systems of materials, 3D printing machines, robots, software, and the training needed to successfully deploy functional solutions for metal casting, ceramics, and composites applications.  Viridis3D is releasing the fastest, most flexible robotic 3D printing platforms in the industry.

The Viridis3D mission is to create value in manufacturing markets for Additive Manufacturing, by developing application specific hardware and materials solutions.  Our development efforts are a combination of in-house research and design, as well as partnerships with a network of vendors, customers, and universities. Many new applications start with a customer need – so we love to hear about what other want to do with 3D Printing, even if it isn’t something that can be currently achieved.

http://www.viridis3d.com/index.htm

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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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Design Study

Helico

HELICO is a configuration of bespoke 3D-Printed tiles produced for exhibition in London. This design explores the possibilities of large scale 3D-Printing for application as interior architectural surface. The design exploits the simplicity of a modular system whilst utilising a unique level of variation enabled by additive manufacturing.

The forms interpret helical forces into an ornate, single patterned surface, with varied depths and transitions. This approach maximises the effect of surface relief, extending beyond proportions typically seen in natural stone tiles, cladding or facings.

 

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Sand: an (in)finite Resource? 2016

E4D Winterschool, 9 to 28 January 2016 on the TU Berlin Campus in El-Gouna, Egypt

The E4D winter school 2016 aims to develop an integrated vision to a global challenge of today’s construction industry. The programme revolves around the so-far untapped resource desert sand and the question of how to activate its potential as an alternative building material for future cities. Invited experts from around the world will share their knowledge and give insights in their field of research. Participants will not only learn the theoretic background of this resource but experiment with current and future technologies to transform desert sand. Through three workshops (i) bio-cementation, (ii) sintering and (iii) 3D printing, the acquired knowledge will be tested and applied.
https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/global/funding-opportunities/research-for-development/sawiris-scholarships/e4d-winter-schools/Sand_an_infinite_Resource_2016.html
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Fabrication Process

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.

http://www.emergingobjects.com/projects/involute-wall/