Focuses on the usage of rapid prototyping in architecture. Definition of rapid prototyping; Description of various types of three dimensional computer model repid prototyping; Discussion on improvements of three dimensional computer modeling for architecture.
ARCHITECTURE & technology, RAPID prototyping, FACADE design & construction, COURTHOUSE design & construction, ART museum design & construction, and STADIUM design & construction
The article discusses the use of digital fabrication technology in large scale architecture and construction. Topics discussed include the use of the process in facade design projects by architecture firm Gramazio & Kohler Architects in their design of a courthouse in Bellinzona, Switzerland, architecture firm Kreysler & Associates in their design of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and architecture firm 360 Architecture in their design of the Basrah Sport City stadium in Iraq.
PROTECTIVE clothing, THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, and LASER printers
In this article the author talks about the construction companies large and small and even individuals are making plastic face shields to help augment the dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers.
The article evaluates several products including the Cenpeller, an automatic strainer from Eaton Filtration LLC, the Self-Cleaning Turbo-Disc Filter from Miller-Leaman Inc., as well as the Model 502 Suspended Solids Meter which measure the concentration of sludges without being affected by color, from Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd.
3-D printers, RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, and CONSTRUCTION industry
The article discusses 3-D printing and modeling in construction and design industry. It states that architectural firm Foster + Partners Ltd. in collaboration with construction company Skanska AB developing robotically 3D-print concrete. It mentions that 3D desktop printers are being used for rapid prototyping and printing of building models and component.
SKYWALKS, BRIDGE design & construction, and RAPID prototyping
The article reports that Fabrication is under way on a futuristic pedestrian bridge that will connect Seattle's Museum of Flight's main campus with an extension across the street. The tube truss design of the bridge's main 200-ft-long section, meant to evoke the shape of a plane's fuselage and the jetstream in its wake, presents unusual challenges in design, fabrication and placement, according to the author.
CONSTRUCTION industry, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, DIGITAL technology, DIGITAL media, THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, and SELF-folding structures & materials
The article offers information about the adoption of digital technology and innovation in the construction industry to provide speed, accuracy, and safety. It discusses the creation of seismically sound 3D printed homes as well as drone-enabled safety solutions in visualizing and constructing building systems.
THREE-dimensional printing, COMPUTER-aided design, and RAPID prototyping
The article offers information on the strategy being employed by 3D printing startup Branch Technology to sketch out the shape of wall with the help of three-dimensional (3D) printing. Topics include views of its founder Platt Boyd on maximizing the use of 3D printing, use of computer-aided design (CAD) models, and its 3D-printed plastic skeletons.
BUSINESS enterprises, COMMERCIAL products, TEXTILES, NEW product development, PRODUCT management, and RAPID prototyping
The article presents information on new colors and panel size being selected for acoustic ceiling panels. Following success in earlier missions Techstyle ceiling panel launch, Hunter Douglas Specialty product Division has added new products to the line, including two textile colors in off-white and black and a 2' x 6' panel format. The new panels feature the same acoustic properties and monolithic appearance of the original line, as well as the clip/hinge system that allows the panels to swing down for easy access to the plenum.
CORRECTIONAL institutions -- Design & construction, PRISON design & construction, BUILDING information modeling, MANAGEMENT of information resources in construction industry, and RAPID prototyping
The article reports on designing of custom correctional facilities using building information modeling (BIM) and off-site digital fabrication. McGraw Hill Construction Dodge data showed the growing annual construction starts for correctional facilities due to the increase in the number of inmates in the U.S. Architect Carlos Garciavelez y Cortazar (CGV) and contractor ICA's use of CasaFlex patented system for facility design and manufacturing is discussed.