A 3D-printed bridge in Alcobendas near Madrid, the first-ever printed office building in Dubai or an electric motorbike made of aluminium that weighs just 35kg and is produced by means of additive manufacturing: these are just a few of the impressive highlights in the field of additive production seen in 2016. Generative production technologies are revolutionising traditional manufacturing and complementing, expanding or replacing conventional processes with new options.
However, due to the fact that most systems have a limited build volume, the pioneers of the 3D printing scene have rarely turned their attention to classic interior segments up until now. But as additive production processes evolve and new materials are launched, it looks as if this is set to change over the next few years. In January 2016, US producer American Standard presented the world’s first-ever bathroom fitting to be additively manufactured using selective laser sintering (SLS), thus giving an impressive demonstration of the possibilities that additive technologies open up when it comes to components and products for the bathroom and sanitary sector.
Lecture: 3D-print for the bathroom
Speaker: Dr. Sascha Peters, Haute Innovation
Date: Tuesday, 14. March 2017, 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Location: Saal Europa, Hall 4.0, ISH Frankfurt/Main