24 Jun 2015
3D concrete printing exhibition
Concrete Innovation: Design for Public Seating Inspired by 3D Concrete Printing is an exhibition put together by staff from Loughborough Design School. It features seven quarter scale models of bench designs that have been manufactured using the University's innovative 3D concrete printer.
The models are the result of a XXmonth long research project, headed up by Dr Mark Evans. The project features designs from five academic colleagues across the School, one from the University's School of the Arts, English and Drama and a further project designed by an alumnus of the School now working for XX.
The project aimed to explore how 3D concrete printing could be used to create larger items, reducing cost and time required for production. Traditional methods of manufacture are challenged where the use of 3D printing elimates the need for moulds and use of a variety of machinery and techniques.
The models are on exhibition at the National Centre for Craft & Design from 12 December 2015 - 28 February 2016.