May 22, 2014

A large 3D printed sculpture, the 'Endograft' built by Smith|Allen Studio on Series 1 3D printers from Type a Machines was on display at the Bay Area Maker Faire 2014 in San Mateo, CA last weekend.

Endograft is an undulating 3D printed partition providing a dynamic spatial interaction within any existing framework. Comprised of 222 custom 3D printed components, Endograft is Smith|Allen studio's latest exploration in a series of installations of 3D printed architecture.

Both an installation and a prototype, The wall serves as a technology test bed for the development of their hardware and software solutions for 3d printing architecture. The system is scale-able and designed for home or office use.

Endograft was printed entirely on Type A Machines Series 1 3D printers in the space of 38 Days. The components ranged in print time from 6-12 hours each. Each component contains 2 sets of connection details unique to 3d printing, they allow strong load bearing connections to be made between minimally filled parts in order to optimize print time.

In 2013 the studio has created the Echoviren, the world's first full-scale architectural installation created using 3D printing technology. It is a translucent white enclosure spanning 10 x 10 x 8 feet in the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest.

"A key difference in the evolution of the detail from that explored in Echoviren is Endograft is designed to be modular." notes Smith|Allen studio. "The individually printed components aggregate into modular deployable panels allowing the piece to be shipped, stored, moved through standard size doors and then to assembled and disassembled in less than an hour."

Moving forward with developing the detail and system smith|allen plans to explore mass production possibilities of interior partitions and other architectural applications using this system in the near future. "We see this system as a challenge to traditional architectural fabrication schemes and approaching a level of resolution and price to compete with existing interior wall systems." Smith|Allen studio says.

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Emily wrote at 8/17/2018 12:35:38 AM:

How do I get in contact with a vendor who could make an item like this

Confused wrote at 7/4/2015 4:47:47 AM:

What does it do though?

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