3D PRINTING: A GROWING INDUSTRY
Manufacturing using 3D printing is finally starting to take off. Between 2016 and 2021, business is forecast to grow by 30%, essentially through service provision.
Many different market niches are now tapping into the freedom and creativity the technology has to offer. Let’s take a look at some of the top projects of recent months in the field of music and –of course– architecture.
REIFY is a design studio in Brooklyn which is giving music a tangible texture in their 3D-printed sound sculptures. Using a series of unconventional printing materials, including plastic, bronze and even coconut husk, they can transform country-and-western hits, classical compositions and other types of music into ‘honeycomb’ geometric forms. REIFY’s augmented reality smartphone application brings the sculptures to life, allowing listeners to hear the original sound waves again.
“Ride of the Valkyries” of Richard Wagner.
Via The Creators Project
3D PRINTING ROBOTS THAT CAN BUILD ANYWHERE
A team of students from the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco (USA) has developed autonomous 3D printing robots that may one day be used on construction sites in hostile environments.
The robots, dubbed ‘Swarmscapers’, can traverse difficult terrain, working with any material they find to build forms and structures.
Via Imprimalia 3D
SIMPLIFYING 3D MODELLING WITH LEGO
Up to now, 3D printing required a knowledge of modelling programs… Well, all that is about to change. The Gravity studio has announced plans for an augmented reality application using geo-location techniques and gyroscopic sensors to generate digital (and scalable) models you can design yourself in real time… using Lego bricks!
At Nerei Emotional Intelligent we take a particular interest in initiatives like this, which very closely tie in with our corporate philosophy.
We’ll be watching out for upcoming advances in the 3D-printing industry.