Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, is finally coming into the mainstream. It seems like everywhere you look there’s some story about how 3D Printing will usher in the Third Industrial Revolution. All industries, from small batch personal fabrication to architecture will be affected by this deceptively simple manufacturing technique. And now, Vancouver will play host to North America’s largest 3D print, at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens, as local engineer, JF Brandon unveils the RYGO to the public, on Thursday, July 26th, at 6:30 PM
Standing 2 meters tall and designed by noted artist, Bathsheba Grossman, The RYGO is an example of what is possible to build using the D.Shape; a giant 3D printer designed by Italian researcher, Enrico Dini. Having visited Dini’s facility in Piza, Italy, Brandon intends to showcase the RYGO as a sample of the D.Shape’s capabilities, here in Vancouver. The sculpture is further enhanced with an interactive LED lighting system that can be accessed online. Architects and Developers take note: This system will change the way you look at sustainable building design and construction.
Stay tuned for more photos and an interview with JF Brandon after the unveiling.
Mark down the evening of the 26th and take a look at the future of how structures are made.