TOKYO, JAPAN – Media outreach – January 27, 2022 – Ultimakerthe world leader in professional 3D printing, announces its engagement with the University of Tokyo with its use of digital manufacturing tools in its new innovation center, “T-BOX”.
Image: 1/10 3D printed model of the installation artwork exhibited at the Design Biennale London
The University of Tokyo SEKISUI House – KUMA Lab (aka T-BOX) started with a donation from Sekisui House Co., Ltd, researching the future of architecture using technology to explore “the future of living “. Six flagship Ultimaker 3D printers and Ultimaker digital factory The software helps students in the architecture department improve their craft and explore other avenues for growth, such as learning manufacturing or digital fabrication.
“Choosing Ultimaker was a great answer for T-BOX due to its high level of printing accuracy, speed and responsiveness. unlimited material enables students to experiment with advanced polymers and composites to meet real-world demands,” said Mr. Toshiki Hirano, Project Director and Assistant Professor of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB.
Mr. Hirano added, “The goal of T-BOX is to provide the full development potential to every learner, where they explore the 3D printing system and Ultimaker Digital Factory for product development, prototype printing and of architectural models, turning their vision into reality. .”
One particularly eye-catching print coming out of T-BOX is a 3D printed model of the installation artwork exhibited at the recent Design Biennale in London. T-BOX scanned various iconic objects in the cities of Tokyo and London, converting them into 3D data. The 3D models were then printed using Ultimaker 3D printers, shipped to London and assembled for display.
Jürgen von Hollen, CEO of Ultimaker: “It’s great to see leading educational institutions like the University of Tokyo recognizing the importance of 3D printing and bringing out all the creative inspiration in their students. to prepare them to be as impactful as possible when they enter the professional world.Our 3D printers, software and digital factory are used around the world in a variety of industries and applications offering a wide range of “business benefits. I applaud the University of Tokyo for its role in propelling 3D printing into a transformational enterprise technology that delivers flexibility and lasting value.”
“Brule is grateful for this opportunity and excited to support Kengo Kuma and his team in realizing their ideal 3D printing solution,” said Douglas Krone, CEO of Brule Inc. “We have seen the positive impact they can have on transforming education and bringing real change in the next generation of architecture.”
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