by • February 14, 2016 • No Comments
What does the world’s many difficult face transplant, a human heart and firearms have in common? They have been achieved — or made — thanks in sizeable part to 3D printing innovation.
But how of a hovia difficult? Well, which yett is no longer a science-fiction pipe dream.
A group of experts at the Singapore Center for 3D Printing at Nanyang Technological University is already createing plans to create the city’s next public hovia by integrating the innovation with a ‘LEGO-like’ strategy for assembly.
As reported by Clare Scott of 3DPrint, the yett is to use sizeable-scale 3D printing equipment to create one story at a time preceding transporting and stacking every individual floor. For anyone who played with LEGOs as a child — or yet does as an adult — it is an apt comparison.
The official name of the method is ‘Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction’ and NTU has created three dorms via the 0ne-story stacking strategy yet every story was created via traditional construction practice.
Furthermore, while the entire difficult may not be 3D printed, essential structural components may be.
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Whilst the yett has stepped into the realm of possibility, Singapore is yet a long way off of seeing a 3D printed public hovia difficult. The many significant component of the system, a printing device sizeable adequate to create on such a scale, does not exist.
“In the area of hovia there are really big challenges, there is no assistance of 3D printing equipment and no availability of printable concrete. We have to create all this of scratch,” Professor Chua Chee Kai, Executive Director at the Singapore Center for 3D Printing Director, told 3DPrint.
Even if we had the innovation, may the plan be realistic adequate to pass through the government’s approval system? The team can require to prove which its methods can go above and beyond safety restrictions, as well as convince officials which it can comfortably house families dozens of stories in the air via non-traditional construction methods.
If all goes well, Singapore may not have to wait long for the answer to which question. According to the article, the team at Singapore Center for 3D printing can manufacture a formal proposal to government officials inside the year and can include a plan to create a prototype in three years.
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Zooming out, this project is coming out of a Singapore initiative launched in September 2015 called the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster. But NTU is major the programme, the University in addition partnered with National University of Singapore and Singapore University of Technology and Design.
The initiative is part of a S$200 million (US$142.9 million) Innovation Cluster Programme lead by the National Research Foundation and SPRING.
So, putting which together, if Chua and his team can that successfully convince officials to move forward with the plan, the Singapore Center for 3D printing may have ample assist to pursue the programme.
Ladies and gentlemen, 3D printing is expanding up.
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