According to BigRep CEO Stephan Beyer, Ph.D.,” Our BANYAN ECO WALL is adopting nature’s principle with a complex, smart, and elegant design only achievable with AM. Traditional technologies such as milling or injection molding cannot deliver this level of complexity and dual functionality. For the first time, thanks to AM and advanced CAD software, it is now possible to create complex functional designs within a fully digitized process chain.” BigRep CIO and NOWLAB Managing Director Daniel Büning add, “Generative design software was crucial in the creation of the BANYAN ECO WALL to optimize the structure for printability and stability while allowing a rapid iterative design process. This prototype will push the boundaries of AM not only in irrigated plant systems, such as in vertical farming and green facades but for any application requiring embedded functionalities.”
According to Fractal Works IMTEX 2019, “this is an excellent run at the event, and cannot stop talking about it! Hundreds thronged our stall wanting to learn more, and see what 3D printing is all about.
We had an eclectic mix of visitors including professionals from manufacturing, product design, engineering, teachers, entrepreneurs, interior designers, gifts and artifacts people, students, architects and all other kinds of backgrounds. One thing in common was that they were all really fascinated with the possibilities of 3D printing.”
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