Why Architects should use 3D Printing?
Rietveld Architects is a well-renowned firm throughout the United States and Europe for its elegant and creative commercial and residential spaces. They have an individual team specializing in the latest technologies in areas such as energy savings and individual environmental controls.
The firm’s Partners came to know about 3D Printing through a contact at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).They realized its potential right away. They learned the creative technology in detail, and they knew they’d hit the bull’s eye.
Just like Rietveld, they are a numerous architectural firms, who toil day and night to see the light. That’s where 3D printing shines brightly. It’s high potential to increase the productivity and customer satisfaction was the gold that every firm sought to accomplish.
3D printing has been effectively used in many firms for the following reasons,
Reduced Time, Increase in Value
The time taken for the completion of each project ranges from a few months to a few years. And the part that takes most of the anybody’s time is the design and the customer/client’s approval. 3D printing solves this without much fuss. .Models can be printed as less as 2-3 hours which will save you a lot of time that can be used to do something else instead which takes you closer to the goal.
Clients can be picky because they are going to be spending money from their pocket and this being said if they don’t see the scope, they don’t see a deal. And as architects, there is only so much you can do. But being the smart ones amongst all, you could resort to helping them visualize the house/plan that you’re trying to build for them. When they see, they believe. When they believe, they proceed. And finally, when they proceed, you succeed. So visualization is the key.
Showing the clients what they want can be the key.
Flexibility in the change of designs.
When you’re investing in a large scale project where the big money is involved, they are few changes which you must make along the way. Be it the designs, the plans or the whole model itself. But with the help of 3D printing, you can make the necessary changes and get the changes worked on and print the new design all at once.
Highly Innovative and Creative Designs
The designs using this can be creative and can be flexible according to your needs. The technology itself is highly innovative, and they are no limitations as what this could and could not do. What couldn’t be done yesterday is being celebrated today. This is a steep learning curve, and the positives of the technology are only increasing everyday.
All your competitors have already switched over to this technology
The big firms have already jumped ship. Conventional methods are dissipating, and technology has already taken over. You definitely don’t want to be left out. Let this be an opportunity for you to take risks and expand your business in the best way possible.