Realizing 3D Printing is an Option
In design development, it’s proven to be challenging to convey an idea or concept using only 2D drawings or 3D renderings. This is especially true when there is a need to display high detail and artistic ability. 3D printing is providing a solution to aid in these endeavors and has been working to reshape industries, especially in architecture. In the past, other industries and architecture firms have shown some hesitance and concern towards rapid prototyping due to the limits of dimensional accuracy or detail. With recent innovations in 3D printing from HP, Engman-Taylor aids this technological revolution in providing the ability to help remove that barrier and allow architecture firms and other industries to embrace 3D printing and the helpful services it can provide.
Industrial Grade 3D Printers
Engman-Taylor uses HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printer to create the complex and technical geomoetries that were previously unable to be printed and were done by hand, which would take upwards of weeks or even months to develop. The models shown below were printed within an hours time and could be packaged and ready to ship within 1 to 2 days lead time. In this sense, 3D printing has proved to enhance and create efficient workflows, reducing lead times with increasing complex models that are sometimes to difficult to design by hand or portray through rendering software.
Stronger Cases Winning Business
Ultimately in the end, providing architecture firms with the tools to develop their models early in the process to convey ideas to customers and create a stronger case for proposals in order to win businesses.