How 3D Printed Visualization Helps Architects Improve Design, Creativity and Customer Communication

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Architecture, art, product design - even fashion - are all closely interrelated. They have in common the need for an iterative creative process that enables design visualizations to be shared with colleagues and customers – and allows for design changes to be incorporated at early stages while it is … [Read more...]

Leading Designers and Architects Showcase Latest Innovations in 3D Printed Design at ACADIA Conference


It’s always been the artists who are among the first to appreciate the opportunities of true technological innovation. This is certainly true in 3D printing where architects, fashion designers, sculptors and other hyper creative individuals are showing us just how far practical design can evolve. A … [Read more...]

Stratasys 3D Prints World Cup Stadium for Grand Finale

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Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Arena Maracanã soccer stadium was originally built for the 1950 World Cup. More than 60 years later, it is still looking beautiful thanks to a recent renovation project by the architectural firm Fernandes Arquitetos Associados. The firm began the project in 2010, deciding … [Read more...]

Building to new heights with 3D printing

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These are exciting times for architects who are pushing the technology envelope. 3D printing is not only offering new and better solutions for creating architectural models, but also changing the way buildings are built – check out this BBC article about a 3D printed canal home planned in Amsterdam. … [Read more...]

A Revolving 3D Printed Ferris Wheel (Video)

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It never ceases to amaze people that you can actually grow things like this Ferris Wheel, from nothing, with all the moving parts already assembled together - and simply take it out of the 3D printer, give it a wash and start using it! This little baby was created on the Objet Connex500 multi-mat[Read more...]

3D Printer Creates Stunning Skyscrapers for Seoul's New Business District!


The Yongsan District  features the most expensive commercial real estate in Seoul and is planned to become the cultural as well as new business center of the city. The business district itself is comprised of 20 iconic new buildings - the centerpiece of which is the 620m tall Landmark Tower. The fir … [Read more...]

2 New Webinars: 'Architectural 3D Printing' & 'Molding with 3D Printing'

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This week we've got 2 very different webinars that should provide something for everyone. Enjoy! Architectural 3D Printed Model How 3D Printing Impacts Architecture Global Spec Webinar October 16, 2012 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Presenters:  Piet Meijs (Rietveld Architecture) Bruce Bra … [Read more...]

Product Licensing: Extreme Award Potential with this Year’s Extreme Redesign

This year’s Extreme Redesign 3D printing Challenge applies the “extreme” label in a new way. It’s not just the redesigns but the potential winnings that are extreme. Upping the ante for finalists in the College Engineering category, Stratasys is partnering with Edison Nation: matchmaker between in … [Read more...]

Calculating the Value of a 3D Printed Model in Architecture


By Piet Meijs, Senior 3D Expert, Rietveld Architects, New York. In May of this year, I joined a friend of mine, Justin Levitz from NRI in New York, as a guest speaker on his continuing education presentation for the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES). We've done several presentations toge … [Read more...]

3D Printing Revolution in Full Swing at London Olympics


As we end 17 days of record-breaking action with the closing ceremony of the London Olympics today, it is virtually impossible not to feel just a little bit inspired. So, I'm off the couch and into the old running shoes and the tank-top that fits perhaps a tad more snuggly around the middle than it … [Read more...]