An entire 5523-square-foot park made with 3D printing
It isn’t news how easy it is to relatively 3d print simple to complex structures, from homemade action figures to buildings. bridges, coral reefs and even a park.
The use case of 3D printing keeps evolving with innovations each passing second.
3D printed structures are Eco-friendly and cost-effective, from saving time and environmentally friendly use of resources,
The potential impact of 3d printing resources on both climate and architecture cannot be overemphasized.
if the world is going to be turned into a green space then 3D printing should be at the forefront of it, Commercialization of these resources that could be made using additive technology would also help in moving us in the right direction or step.
Located in the Guangdong province of south china, the Shenzhen world exhibition and convention centre has erected a 5523 square metre park using 3D printing.
and why is this a big deal?
China uses 60% of the world’s cement production: surpassing the US production from 2011-2013 for the entire 20th century,
With additive manufacturing, the environmental impact of this can be reduced.
In a step in the right direction the Shenzhen park uses recycled waste and as material for the park construction.
The project saw the use of intelligent construction and why is this important?
with intelligent construction, there is reduced trial and error,
built virtually first before commencing on physical construction we can potentially cut back on costs and the errors can be identified through simulation before the building phase commences.
The use of simulation models to “build” projects as much in advance as possible before the major construction process starts –
it’s positive that, in the long run,
this could advance eco-friendly angle to large-scale 3D printing, as well.
3d printed concrete has taken shapes into sculptures, benches flowerbeds,
Retaining walls and curbs
the park took just two and a half months to build,
Xu Wei Guo professor of Tsinghua University says
” robotic 3d printed concrete construction has many advantages,
firstly it is highly efficient and saves human effort as mechanical arms replace and greatly reduce human resources and shorten construction time,
Secondly, it is environmentally friendly the machine-made sand,
one of the recyclable materials used in the concrete is made from waste sand,
thirdly it is relatively cheap, we virtually constructed the building first, which saves materials and avoids waste.”
The project highlights the real-world usage of intelligent construction.
Guo Zhen Feng, for the official construction bureau of Baoan district,
added digitized construction and automated machines have helped advance Chinese architecture,
we hope this park project can help to promote this technology, and it can be used more in the future.”
Given current real-world challenges of climate change and the effects,
Human consumption has on the planet, the potential of a 3D printed structure with environmentally friendly materials is massive,
Reducing the greenhouse effects, saving costs and human resources.
Source: youtube, Newchinatv