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The Wonders of 3D Printing in Architectural Firm

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These days, the use of 3D printing in construction work is considered as one of the most amazing advancements in the architectural industry. The innovative technology gives an architect in Pakistan the opportunity to design a 3 dimensional image of a building and get a tangible model of it on his desktop in a relatively shorter time-span. The process saves a professional from going through the hassle of using machines, tools and crafting skills because the innovation is nothing less than a magic in making the architectural designing far easier, advanced and faster than ever.

Majority of the renowned interior designing and architectural firms in Pakistan are using this technology to directly use CAD data for creating complicated and durable house models. Getting CAD files is important for an architect because these help utilizing 3D printing to create the 3D versions of their projects. In 3D printing, a professional needs to use materials like resin, plastic and metal to print 3D objects which are usually between six to 24 inches in height. To create a larger object, the small items are printed separately.

The 3D printing technology emerged in Pakistan along with the launch of Robotics Lab in Karachi in 2011 and in a short time period of 3 to 4 years, it got fame all around the country. Now, the houses in most of the developed and underdeveloped housing societies in Pakistan are being constructed while using this innovative technology as it has given a new life to the entire architectural industry.

How 3D Printing is Evolving Architectural Industry?

Although, the prime purpose of using 3D technology in architectural industry is to create scale models yet it does help creating the actual practical models of the buildings. The innovation helps an architect to bring geometric accuracy in his work. The manipulation of dimensions using this technology even enhances the aesthetics and practicality of a model. Thus, carefully and professionally created miniatures prove more helpful when it comes to practically constructing a house or a building.

3D printers throughout the world are available in a range of sizes from smallest (with a size of a microwave and largest in a far bigger size. Even the types of 3D printers vary with respect to their functionality and quality.  Some of the printers, which use multiple technologies, are used to create tangible images by mimicking them exactly from a digital design on the desktop.

For its immense usefulness, a 3D printer has become a valuable addition to an architect’s tool box along with a CAD and BIM. The complicated models, which used to take longer time period to be prepared, are now created only in a few hours. The quality of the work and the finishing of the models help an architect to better anticipate how a building will actually look like. The technology allows you to quickly design the images of the skyscrapers before you practically create a model.

The technology is likely to see a surge in the near future as the trend of housing societies in Pakistan is emerging with a rapid pace.  Using this technology, a construction company in Pakistan can not only save its time but can also bring a lot of improvement in its overall work, ultimately earning more fame and popularity in the country. Additionally, the use of this 3D printer is not just limited to the architectural industry; instead all other sectors in the country can benefit from this invention.