3D Printing and Design
The Distrikt is founded on the fusion of technology, design, and manufacturing. Here, in recent decades, 3D technologies are continuing to revolutionize the working process. From 3D modeling to 3D printing.
The increase in interest in 3D modeling in recent years is particularly related to the emergence of 3D printers and virtual reality. Today, 3D design, modeling, and printing allow for rapid iteration of new ideas and concepts.
The 3D technologies are not only used in The Distrikt for its design and operation process but are part of its products and are accessible to be used.
What is 3D printing technology and how it is applied in The Distrikt
3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing, as it starts with nothing and builds up parts by laying up material on some sort of build platform. That is why it doesn’t create waste and does not require milling or a drilling device. From jewelry to construction materials – the technology will have a wide application in The Distrikt.
Idea Shop – the shared economy of The Distrikt
For newly established startups and entrepreneurs access to innovative technologies is expensive and sometimes not affordable. However, sharing the access with others keeps the costs cheaper. That is the concept of the Idea Shop – a shaped place where small start-ups will be given access to recent technologies.
3D printers are one of them available in the Idea Shop. Not only for the startups but the spaces will be accessible to university students, local enterprises, or whoever has an idea that wants to realize.
Traditional technologies are struggling to produce complex geometries and great details on such a small scale, such as earrings in addition to creating resource waste. While 3D printing gives the freedom to design abstract shapes, interlocking structures, or whatever one can imagine.
The 3D printers need 3D files that hold the information about what object the printer is supposed to print. 3D files are generated with special 3D modeling software.
3D printed jewelry and 3D modeling software are some of the products to be designed and exported from The Distrikt.
3D modeling software to be produced in The Distrikt
The use of 3D modeling is becoming more and more applicable in creative industries – architecture, video games, simulation, publishing. Speed, detail quality, the realism that brings imagination to reality are a couple of benefits that 3D modeling has brought. In addition, they have a lucrative potential for the economies to create new job opportunities.
3D modeling in architecture
Architecture – For decades, renderers would “flesh-out” plans and blueprints into a drawing, usually somewhat realistic, that was essentially the first “picture” of the new building. Welcome to the future. Now, these renderings are done on the computer, and you can add motion and depth, so clients can see a “fly-by” that illustrates all angles of vision (including a birds-eye or ground perspective view). Additionally, the views can go inside the structure, too. This way, clients know exactly what they’re in for on their
3D modelling in publishing
Publishing – Publishers of textbooks and other illustrated books are making use of 3D modeling more and more. It allows them to show pictures that otherwise they might not be able to get, for various reasons, including access and copyright issues. Sometimes, the illustrations may be fantastical, and they can help show an artist’s version of something that mankind has never seen, like historic events or visions of the future.
Some desktop 3D printers are inexpensive nowadays — and they can fit on your desktop or in a microwave-sized corner in your kitchen. However, this wasn’t always the case. →