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3D Printing Basics // Design and Manufacture

Digital modeling and fabrication are latest tools allow designers to produce digital materiality and the change the future of production in design and architecture. Now an object can be formed with any kinf of geometric complexity or intricacy without the need for elaborate machine setup and sometimes even final assembly. Those systems reduce the construction of complex objects to a manageable, straightforward, and relatively fast process. I see fabrication laboratories as laboratories of the innovation of today. Most essential machines for digital production that all fablabs contain are:

  1. 3D Printers
  2. CNC Routers
  3. Laser Cuts

Each of them have different logic to produce with. Their operation systems are substantially different than each other. I will be giving some basics information about 3D Printing Process. I saw a chart that explains it in iMakr in London. I thought it makes it easy to understand all the steps, so here is something alike.

3D PRNT-01

3D printing industry allows people to pursue very different careers or paths than one could imagine. I want to introduce two companies I came across at the event of iMakr in London that are 2 examples of it.

Stalactite (Barcelona)

It is a very fresh 3D printing company that produces with its own eco-friendly resin with the consultance of a group of chemical engineers. They work with a resin company that pioneers in photo polymers. They yet have 3 sizes (70mm, 100mm, 200mm). They produce their own 3D printers besides they try to develop their eco-friendly material to make it highly compatible with any kind of 3D printer.

I CAN MAKE (London)

It is a company aims to create education models for the children about the technologic devices that is used in 3D printing and teach them all steps of 3D Printing to make each of them a maker.

“Rapid Prototyping” is becoming a very popular term that refers to a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design data. Such systems are also known by the names: additive manufacturing, additive fabrication, solid freeform fabrication and layered manufacturing and many others.