the ‘m_wall’ by bot laboratory, making its debut at the 2014 bay area maker faire, was conceived in two pieces and stands over 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.9 meters).
printed with the euclid robot 3D printer using both black and clear
high strength ABS plastic, the m_wall demonstrates its structural
integrity from a single pass with the ‘ultra high speed’ process ,
measuring a thickness of over 1/4 inch (6.35mm). the architectrual
facade is created from two 5 hour printing sessions, which is
exponentially quick when compared to other 3D printers on the market.
designed with grasshopper 3D using a custom script developed by zachary schoch, the production replaces the traditional ‘slicing’ step. ‘it has the advantage of allowing the designer to not only design the form of what they want, but to also design the nature of how it is created,’ expains bot laboratory. ‘for instance, the ability to use print layers that are at funny angles or print layers that are curved and non-planar, or to directly script the path of the machine in order to create a geometry instead of the traditionally reversed geometry first process.’