D2W does intellectual 3D the press – a starling house which cost was not rather reduced
One company really understands (and continues to learn) all positive and bad aspects of technology 3D of the press, also, how it can be applied in the best way in Digits2Widgets (D2W). It is the British laboratory specializing on 3D to the press. The company renders consultations and press services 3D to a number of clients and projects, and one of the newest projects which only entered the market, it is a starling house.
Nicolas O’Donnell-Hora from Saint H longed to design 3D a printing starling house under HUS title therefore it cooperated with D2W, working over design, development and creation of this product. To receive the best combinations of lines it was necessary to work essentially.
According to D2W:
«The primary design was very spotless and elegant, but the height of a starling house which left because of a roof inclination, made this object very expensive to the press».
D2W uses 3D printers on the basis of technology of laser agglomeration, and being based on price policy of the press from nylon, cost of the press of only 1 starling house would make? 175. Moreover, because this structure closed, with the unique entrance and an open internal place, process of post-processing would become the sheer horror, itself it is not enough. The main designer of D2W Johnathan Rowley explains:
«During withdrawal from the printer the internal cavity was completely filled with not caked nylon powder which should be shaken out from a starling house through an entrance in it. To take all remains of a powder up to the end from within through a forward bottom entrance it would be inexpressibly difficult».
Quite often not to enough coma it is clear, as on most passes process 3D modeling. As emphasizes D2W – «the real purpose 3D of the press consists in creating a product already in a complete condition». O’Donnell-Horu it was just entrusted to Nicolas to understand everything and to find a way to solve dely the prices.
The decision began to make design which it would be possible to print from flat sections by a principle of ordinary starling houses when forward, back and bottom parts keep within as sheets, with increase in a surface of an insert along a strip where the ends should develop in vertical situation. A roof and lateral parts it was necessary обмыслить anew – the smooth twisting form hardly approached, but the flexible professional flooring most likely would work.
According to D2W: «Nicolas went much further with the assistants at a peredelyvaniye of a form of a design, thus the design was made of 2 separate flat elements». Separate files sent D2W for 3D to the press. But in some they passed degrees to new level because, even despite a wide experience, earlier they had not to create design for 3D the printing models consisting of laser baked nylon. There were many questions concerning a material: «Whether it can be bent and not be stretched or be torn? Whether when bending the goffered part it will be bent, properly, or not? And whether it will be bent in general? There was a trivial possibility that even if to make it very narrow, as a leaf, it remains ridge».
Results were positive and surpassed expectations, it is the project brought a number of positive opening:
The final product «is quite difficult object proceeding from belief of details, which were added to simplify post-processing function. Gear подовные languages on the forward and back parties of the house bear very important function, also appropriate to structure a krepkost. Also they appropriate essential stability to collected structure. The goffered bend of a roof means that water will flow down down a roof and subjects will not get to the starling house middle».
Moreover, «to make object becomes much cheaper, because its walls thin, not such high and huge. Also at present the finished product can be packed into packing disassembled, instead of to place in a box collected, and the buyer will have an interesting task to collect a starling house».
Vpribavok: «the evolution of the design which has occurred in the course of use of flat surfaces, led to a series of visual configurations which, in our opinion, will give to this product special charm. Now it looks as if a hat for the kid or as a canopy».
«Maniacal attraction attention to 3D leads the press to consequences of how products in finished form look. This project certainly illustrates that 3D printing things not necessarily should leave to a meeting in finished form. Understanding materials and their properties, you can make components which being written, it will be possible simply and to re-embody elegantly in the finished product. Naturally, it will take a little more time, but result, actually, more weighed, elegant, valuable and cheerful».
HUS starling house is exhibited at present at the British museum of design as a part of an exhibition «The future already here». Also D2W will expose it on sale as a part of an exhibition «That it is possible to make with 3d the printer» which will pass in a framework of the British festival of design on September 14-22, and later this year on the Second British Show 3D of the press in November, 2013.