Category Archives: Ronald Rael

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

3D printing in construction, architecture and the built-environment

The use of 3D printing for construction and architecture is a rapidly developing area. Additive manufacturing is used not only in the design stages of construction projects, but is also bringing remarkable full-scale structures to life.  This article highlights some of the possibilities that 3D printing brings to the built-environment. These include 3D printed houses, […]

Interview with Emerging Objects: makers of the 3D printed Cabin of Curiosities

San Francisco Bay Area 3D printing “MAKE-tank” Emerging Objects is exploring the use of alternative materials in architecture. Founded in 2012 by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, professors at the University of California Berkeley and San Jose State University, the aim of Emerging Objects (according to the website) is to “design and 3D print environments for […]

3D printed art on display in Google and Joris Laarman exhibitions

This week sees two pertinent exhibitions involving digital design, cultural heritage and 3D printing open to the public. In Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum, 10 3D printed ceramic vases bearing the name of 10 culturally significant objects or concepts have gone on permanent display to visitors. This experimental exhibit, entitled Future Relics, was organized by CSMVS, Google […]

New Castalite 3D printing resin from Tethon3D can cast and shape molten metal

Tethon3D, a manufacturer of ceramic powders and photocurable materials has launched its new Castalite Investment Casting resin for SLA and DLP 3D printing. Castalite, like other resins, has applications in advanced manufacturing, jewellery and engineering. However, thanks to its physical qualities, it can also be used to 3D print ceramic shell molds for metal casting. […]

AAAS exploring full-scale digital fabrication methods and 3D printing to modernize construction

The latest developments in digital fabrication for construction were discussed this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting in …

Saltygloo: Kompletter Pavilion aus Salz mit 3D-Druck

Ronald Rael und Virginia San Fratello, Architektur Professor an der University of California Berkeley und San Jose State University sowie Gründer des Additive Manufacturing Startups “Emerging Objects” haben einen kompletten Pavilion mit Hilfe eines 3D-Druckers aus Salz hergestellt. Die Konstruktion wurde von Iglus sowie nahöstlicher Architektur inspirert. Das dazu verwendete Salz wurde lokal in der […]