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Reimagining Manufacturing and Architecture

While architects once straddled a chasm between creative thinking and technical knowhow, that gap has closed in recent years. Technical tools continue to blow away the restrictions that have hindered architecture in the past.

What happens to construction jobs when robots start building

By 2034/35, almost 20% of Australians (6.2 million) are projected to be aged 65 or over. One sector already feeling the impact of the ageing population is construction.

Applauding XtreeE in leading 3D printing revolution

Sept. 20th, 2016 - Opening of the first pavilion designed and simulated in 3D, made by additive manufacturing by XtreeE as part of the start-up accelerator, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, of Dassault Systèmes.


The reported cybersecurity risks in 3D printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly called 3D printing, is a $4 billion business set to quadruple by 2020.

Is 3D Printing the Future of Construction?

3D printing is getting significant attention in the construction industry.

Siemens to control 3D-printed office in Dubai

The world’s first 3D-printed office building in Dubai, will be controlled using smart technology from Siemens, to integrate the building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform.

Joris Laarman designs steel canal bridge that will be 3D printed by robots

Dutch designer Joris Laarman has designed a pedestrian bridge for Amsterdam that will be 3D printed by robots

Dubai: 25% buildings to be 3D printed by 2030

By 2030, 25% of Dubai's buildings will be 3D printed, it has been revealed.

New Game-Changing Mesh Mould 3D Printing

Just a few days ago, we wrote about Iridescence Print, an art installation in Paris that presented an entirely new way of 3D printing full-scale architectural structures with minimal material and almost no spatial limitations, ...

London Architect Embraces 3D Printing of Swedish Building Model

London-based architect, David Weatherhead of Weatherhead Architecture, Ltd., was formerly a skeptic of the benefits of 3D printing in the architectural design process. He regarded model-making as a necessary step but one typically outsourced to ...