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3D printing for improvements in construction

ON353 - JUL/2015

The Arup group is presenting the results of a study showing the potential of 3D printing, a particularly relevant technology for the future of the construction industry.


Through 3D printing, also known as additive fabrication, manufacturers can create highly complex, individually designed pieces and print them directly in metal. New, much smaller and lighter elements that can provide the same function and strength as those created through traditional methods, reducing costs and waste.


The part under study graphically illustrates how additive fabrication can improve the design and production process. The height is approximately half that of one designed according to traditional production methods, while the reduction of direct weight per node is 75%.


ARUP

www.arup.com


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