3D Printing in Architecture

Date: January 9, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: R&D, 691 Auahi Street
Free, RSVP requested (see contact email below)

Join Kirk Malanchuk of Eight Inc. and Russ Ogi, Independent 3D Printing Consultant to learn how architects and contractors are benefiting from the strategic use of a green process called 3D printing. 3D printing can produce physical models in white, for use as massing models, or in full color for use in material studies. These physical models are produced quickly, accurately and inexpensively directly from 3D CAD, BIM and other digital data. The most successful architectural firms from around the world both large and small, have adopted 3D printing as a critical part of the design process for proposals, site planning, design studies and construction troubleshooting. It has been used for both interior and exterior design.

The presentation will start at 7:00 PM January 9, 2012 at R&D, 691 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. You are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner. The session is free of charge and you are welcome to walk in, however, seating is limited. If you RSVP to by January 5, 2012 we will reserve a seat for you.

Here is an article on that highlights how firms boost their efficiency with 3D printing.

Also, check out this video narrated by acclaimed architect, Cesar Pelli as he discusses the importance of physical models in architectural design and 3D printing’s role in creating these models.

Kirk Malanchuk is a designer at Eight Inc., An architecture firm with offices in Honolulu, San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore, and Tokyo. He has worked on educational, retail, and office projects of various scales in Hawaii and the mainland US as well as globally in Canada and Asia.

Russ Ogi is an Independent 3D Printing Consultant with over 15 years experience in the technology community both in Hawaii and abroad. He has served 6 years as the Chief Operating Officer for RAPID Technology LLC, a Honolulu based rapid prototyping dealership and service provider. He is experienced in all aspects of the 3D printing industry from equipment sales and servicing to 3D CAD design, the operation of 3D printing equipment and complex model making.