Fabbing For The Birds


Here’s something from the Inhabitat blog: birdhouses created using 3D rapid prototyping technology. From the entry (Link):

They chose to create these small-scale habitats to experiment with digital rapid (SLA) prototyping. “We are interested in all types of digital fabrication via mill, water jet, 3D printers and contour control sculpting,” says RES4 partner Paul Coughlin, “but the 3D printer seemed the most applicable to our modern modular explorations which exploit volumetric unitization, not surface unitization.”

I don’t know about the design, but the bigger issue in my mind would be: is the SLA material a problem? Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to research this. Hopefully I’ll have some time in November.

{Image source: Inhabitat}