3D wall panels are getting a lot of buzz in the industry, and some are even starting to get approved for use in houses.
But are these plans really worth it?
The first of these 3D walls is a project from New York-based 3D-fabrication company 2-D.
It has created an inflatable model of the city’s skyline that will allow residents to project images of their homes onto it, and to see how many feet they can move before it breaks.
It will also display the view of the entire city on the screen.
The project is based on the original “3D Wall,” a piece of software that lets residents upload 3D models of their own buildings to a public domain website.
The software has been used by thousands of architects, designers and engineers around the world.
The New York project, though, is the first to use the software in a real building, according to 3DWall.com.
“This 3D installation is a first in New York,” says 3Dwall.com in a press release.
“We are excited to partner with 2-d and help create the next generation of 3D printing in New Yorker homes.”
The other project, called a “Wall-on-a-Wall,” will allow homeowners to “place” an image of their home on the wall.
The Wall-on a Wall will be built on the same spot as the original, but this time, it will be suspended by a crane.
The crane will be controlled remotely, and the model will be visible to anyone watching from the roof.
The company claims the Wall-as-Wall project is the largest of its kind.
The construction company says the wall will be the most efficient, cost-effective, and most efficient 3D printed wall that will ever be built.
In some ways, the Wall is like a giant “wall of glass” on steroids.
“The entire wall will have to be 3D scanned and 3D designed to make the Wall work,” said David M. Schmid, chief technology officer of 2- D. “Our 3D Scanning Technology has been optimized to create the best looking wall you have ever seen.”
But there are other benefits.
“Building an indoor/outdoor wall requires a lot more resources than a wall that just sits in a basement,” says Schmid.
“There is no place for people to gather and have conversations, but with the Wall, the entire neighborhood will be able to share in the fun.”2-D has partnered with designers from the NYC Urban Design Center and New York Design Academy to create a wall-on, wall-out project that will have its final design approved by the city.
“It’s about building a wall in the real world,” says Mollie Schaffer, 3D Designer at 2- d.
“They are using a 3D printer that is not designed for 3D printings, but they have a lot to prove and prove again.”2d, a design firm based in New Jersey, has been developing and selling 3D printers for years.
The 3D Print is a modular, 3-axis printer that can be attached to walls and then attached to objects.
This is a great solution for home construction projects because the printer can be easily transported to any location.2d plans to launch the Wall with 3D Printing services by the end of 2019, according 2- 1D’s press release, but it is not yet clear when the Wall will go into use.
A 3D scanner that will be used to scan the wall, along with a 3-D printer, will be attached via cable to a “cargo cart” that will carry it to the wall’s location.
The cart will be powered by batteries and can hold up to 50 pounds of materials.
The cost is $6,000, according 3- 1d.
The company also has plans to use 3D manufacturing in homes, but these plans have yet to be finalized.
In an interview with the New York Post, 2-1d’s CEO said that the company was still evaluating the feasibility of using 3D technology to create buildings and that there would be more to come.
“In the future, we hope to use it for 3-d printing of a house,” says 2-2d.
“Right now, it’s just a concept, but we’re working on a few other 3-dimensional buildings.”