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30 MARCH 2014

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

"At the centre of the process is the KamerMaker, or Room Builder, a scaled–up version of an open–source home 3D–printer, developed with Dutch firm Ultimaker. It uses the same principle of extruding layers of molten plastic, only enlarged about 10 times, from printing desktop trinkets to chunks of buildings up to 2x2x3.5m high.

For a machine–made material, the samples have an intriguingly hand–made finish. In places, it looks like bunches of black spaghetti. There are lumps and bumps, knots and wiggles, seams where the print head appears to have paused or slipped, spurting out more black goo than expected.

'We're still perfecting the technology,' says Heinsman. The current material is a bio–plastic mix, usually used as an industrial adhesive, containing 75% plant oil and reinforced with microfibres. They have also produced tests with a translucent plastic and a wood fibre mix, like a liquid form of MDF that can later be sawn and sanded. 'We will continue to test over the next three years, as the technology evolves,' she says. 'With a second nozzle, you could print multiple materials simultaneously, with structure and insulation side by side.'"

(Oliver Wainwright, 28 March 2014, The Guardian)

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Linda Carroli
07 FEBRUARY 2013

cunicode: Digital Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing

"We want everyone on earth to be able to design & make their own things, we dream in an universal access to the production means, and we believe in the popularization of design tools & 3D–Printing to make ideas real.

cunicode is a design studio for 3DPrint & creative fabrication; the way things are made is changing, so, the way things are designed will change as well.

Founded in early 2011 to explore the business opportunities of Additive Manufacturing through design. We design inspiring objects and services to be produced digitally."

(Bernat Cuni)

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20113D3D printing • additive manufacturing • Arduino • beautiful failures • Bernat Cuni • ceramicsco-designcomputational arts • creative code • creative fabrication • creative programming • cunicode • cupdesign agencydesign consultancy • design for 3D print • design toolsdesignerdigital fabricationdigital forming • dilDIY • ecodesignfabricationgeometry • honest aesthetics • iOS Dev • made on-demand • making things • mass customisation • modelling deformations • new craftsobjectsopen-source hardwareProcessing (software)product designproduct designerrapid manufacturing • selective laser sintering • toyvolumes • volumetric figurines

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Simon Perkins
10 MAY 2005

Building Information Modelling

The building industry "is made up of many relatively small businesses that come together on a contract basis for a single project," [Kristine] Fallon [of Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.] said. "It's all based on ad–hoc partnerships. BIM really changes those relationships, and you need a structure to accommodate that.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has the potential to offer the Architecture/Engineering/Consulting industry significant benefit. While architectural and engineering artefacts have traditionally been developed through repetitive design and re–design regimes (forcing businesses to often re–create existing artefacts), BIM has the potential to allow partners to evolve shared design artefacts through blueprint stages to fabrication and construction.BIM is a process where digital 3D models created by architects are able to be re–used and extended across all engineering contexts (by each business partner) within a given construction project.
(David Becker, ZDNet)

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3D modellingad-hoc • AEC • architecture • Becker • BilbaoBIMblueprint • building industry • Building Information Modellingbuilding processbusinessCADcomputer aided design • consulting • design futuresengineering • Fallon • Guggenheimpartnershiprapid manufacturingtechnological developments

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Simon Perkins
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