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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Arup and 3D Printing

We did some work with the Engineering and  design firm Arup in the innovation space.   Was interesting to see they are doing work with 3D printing.

This Intelligent 3D Printer Is Building Big, Beautiful Structures  by Alison E. Berman

Ai Build, a London-based startup, aims to pave the way to 3D printing on large scales.

The company is equipping industrial-grade Kuka robotic arms with artificial intelligence and "3D printing guns" to 3D print large structures that focus on maximizing efficiency with labor and materials.

Founder and CEO Daghan Cam dreamed up the technology while considering traditional commercial construction and wondering what a more efficient and automated process might look like.

In October, the company partnered with engineering consulting firm Arup Engineers to debut the 3D printed “Daedalus Pavilion” at the GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam. The structure is roughly 16 feet wide and 14 feet tall. Its 48 parts were printed in 15 days and assembled in less than one.

Ai Build's system uses video cameras outfitted with machine learning algorithms to allow robots to learn from their mistakes—meaning they can operate more quickly, correcting for errors on the fly instead of moving slowly to prevent them. According to Cam, Ai Build's arms can print in half the time it would take using standard techniques.   .... " 

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