TOP 5 VIDEOS: Open Heritage, exploring the world thanks to 3D printing technologies

Published on June 2, 2019 by Carlota V.
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This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is shaping our society. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to space! Check out our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! This week we touch on 3D printed artefacts, bathrooms and and much more! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!

Top 1: Open Heritage, discovering in 3D

Using Google’s tools, Open Heritage is a project launched by Google Arts and Culture that aims to make art and culture accessible to all, whether in a museum or research context. In the following video, a temple from Thailand was 3D scanned to then be printed in one go on a Stratasys J750 3D printer, in full-colour. 3D printing technologies offer a real potential to bring back to life old artefacts, make them in different scales, fabricate multiple to have around the world, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Top 2: A 3D printed concrete bridge

Do you remember the 3D printed bridge for Dutch cyclists? It was created in 2017 by the BAM group, this bridge is 8 metres long and 3.5 metres wide and had been designed with 800 successive layers of concrete. The video below shows us a little bit about the manufacturing process of this bridge as well as how 3D technologies can nowadays shake up the construction sector as we know it today!

Top 3: What are the benefits of metal additive manufacturing?

In the following video, you can learn precisely and concisely where the differences lie between metal additive manufacturing and traditional manufacturing. There are three main differences, the first is tooling, the second is lead times and the final is minimum order quantities. It is true that in terms of design and customisation, additive manufacturing is a game changer. It is now possible to create a single and unique piece, without having to invest in moulds for example. But that’s not all, find out more below!

Top 4: How does 3D printing impact your business?

In a recent report from Sculpteo, the State of 3D Printing, 2019 demonstrated that more and more companies see the benefit in adopting and using additive manufacturing in their business model. Some barriers to entry remain but companies are making efforts and increasing their investments in the technology. Below, you will find out how the technology is affecting the various sectors, from education to the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Top 5: 3D printed Bathroom Cubicle

At Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore, a team of professors claim to have developed a small 3D printed bathroom cubicle in less than a day: once the cubicle printed, it is equipped with a toilet, shower, sink and mirror.  The concrete walls are 3D printed in 9 hours, once ready the cabin was then furnished to become a prefabricated unit, ready for use on construction sites!

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