3D printing technology is becoming more and more perfect. In addition to printing plastic items that we usually play, we can also print huge buildings. The world's largest 3D printer is in the construction field.
Construction of building models
Construction of building models In the past building model, we saw that many students use a variety of materials, paper, aluminum, plaster, etc., it is difficult to achieve a unified aesthetic and quality, that is to say, your final model may not reflect your design. The idea, or the deviation, is biased.
In order to save manufacturing costs, students use paper in the manufacture of the pier. The strength of your bridge is not enough. In addition to whether your design is reasonable or not, it is also important that your bridge is loaded with gravity. Then, your handwork is good, the paper roll is tight enough, it is strong enough, your carrying capacity is stronger than other students, and the rationality of design is not easy to reflect, which is against the original intention!
In addition, even if the average student is ingenious, it is difficult to express the architectural details. A large-scale real estate, every window, every balcony, every door, no developer-like enthusiasm and time to sell a house, and a little The economic strength is difficult to complete.
If the school provides 3D printing software and equipment, each student's design concept and details can be displayed in front of people through 3D printing. The same material, in the case of considering the hardness of the material, can really assess the structural mechanics of the building.
Let's take a look at the Stockholmsarenan course, which created this stunning, highly detailed 3D architectural model using 3D printing technology. It perfectly represented 7,400 high-detail seats in the physical model and conquered the hearts of investors. Putting 3D technology into the construction of building models is a very practical and necessary application!
Building applicability research
3d printing technology can be used to help minimize the amount of steel on a building's roof structure, thereby reducing costs and reducing environmental impact.
Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth. No matter how refined you think in your mind, how perfect in your vision, only truly practice it to test your truth. Yes, of course, we have no way to build a building, and then test its applicability. If it is not suitable, then rebuild it, this is simply impossible.
3D printing technology solves this problem relatively perfectly. We can 3D print out the building model you envision, and pass the test of wind tunnel, sunshine, rain and so on to achieve the optimal design, which can greatly reduce unnecessary material waste and trial and error.
Borrowing our old friend, Nokia's advertising words: technology is people-oriented! Only the customer's needs can be used to create a customer-satisfied work.
Earlier, we mentioned the issue of cost savings. Let's talk a little more. Why the application of 3D printing technology to the construction industry will effectively control costs. We can look at two aspects:
The average user can't understand the designer's CAD drawings at a glance, and naturally there is no way to automatically present a three-dimensional model in his mind. Even if it is modeled by BIM technology, it is a rigorous and orderly model of plumbing and electric information in the eyes of designers. It may still be a mess in the eyes of users, and customers need a more direct display.
If we can display the building model through 3D printing technology from the beginning, we can effectively avoid the unnecessary modification of the customer due to personal preference or actual use requirements.
Even if there is a suitable and easy-to-use 3D modeling tool, the customer can design his own architectural model through 3D modeling software, perhaps not necessarily professional in the rationality of the building structure, but can pass this With the 3D printing model, designers can quickly interact with customers, grasp the needs of customers, and bypass the unnecessary communication links, thus reducing the cost of design.
Can 3D printing technology be applied to prefabricated components? Does it allow designers and builders to have unrestricted production standards or non-standard prefabricated components, and can be flexibly applied to the construction of the building, so that a new unity of cost and art will be achieved? Compared with the traditional construction method, 3D printing buildings have almost no waste of raw materials and less industrial waste, thus reducing the total cost of the project.