What is 3D printing?
3D printing is the technology by which three-dimensional replicas can be made of parts, models or objects that have been modeled by software or digitized in a computer by means of a three-dimensional scan.
TYPES OF 3D PRINTER
- Laser sintering, where a supplier deposits thin layers of powder of different metals (steel, aluminum, titanium…) and a laser then melts each layer with the previous one.
- Stereolithography, where a photosensitive resin is cured with ultraviolet light beams, solidifying it.
- Compaction, where a powder mass is compacted in layers.
- Addition, or polymer injection, in which the material itself is added in layers.
Depending on the method used for powder compaction, they can be classified into:
- Ink 3D printer: they use a binder ink to compact the powder. The use of an ink allows 3D printing in different colors.
- Laser 3D printer: It is a laser that transfers energy to the powder causing it to polymerize. It is then immersed in a liquid that causes the polymerized areas to solidify.
Once all the layers have been printed, just remove the part. With the help of a vacuum cleaner, the excess powder is removed, which will be reused in future prints.
3D Printing and Architecture
Currently this is what is happening in many of the companies dedicated to the field of architecture and construction, where the production of a model can cost weeks and even months and also, the result depends on the skills of the person who executes this work; a work that, without a doubt, is purely handmade.
With this new technology, it is proposed to make a new change in which the real and only challenge would be only our designs. There would no longer be a variable in the materialization of the model, derived from the need to have a craftsman in whose hand is the result of that materialization. With 3D printing, almost any shape can be obtained, however complex it may be, limited only by our imagination.
Of all the possible technologies, the most widely used 3D printing method so far for architecture is powder sintering 3D printing. This material requires an additional process that hardens it, giving it the consistency and finish necessary for an optimal result. With this process it is possible to achieve accuracies of up to 80 microns per layer which allows 3D printing at small scales without fear of loss of resolution in the tiniest details.
Once again, the result of using a new technology saves us time and money, increasing the quality of presentation of our projects, giving an added value to our work.
In addition, this type of 3D printing has the added advantage of allowing us to print in 3D in full color, and Synoxis Designs are not referring to a limited variety of solid colors, no; we are referring to the possibility of introducing screens, projecting photos or even perfectly reproduce a particular type of material.
And at this point, the possibilities seem endless. With all this, Synoxis Designs can produce real 3d scale models that will make the barrier of visual perception disappear, allowing the visualization and legibility of the project.