"Many architects still use labor-intensive, handmade models to communicate their design to the client," said Jeff Hanson, manager of business development for RedEye. "Our technology can build accurate, durable models in a fraction of the time and cost of the traditional methods."
RedEye ARC will use fused deposition modeling(R) technology - an additive fabrication 3D printing process - to build architectural models in ABS plastic, including residential and commercial structures. The models are interactive, which means customers can remove floors to view each interior floor plan and its features. Because FDM builds applications from the bottom up, it can build details, such as stone, tile, appliances and fixtures, allowing the architect and home builder to instantly communicate design to clients.
RedEye ARC models serve as communication and sales tools. "Home buyers have a difficult time making such a big purchase simply by reviewing a one dimensional blueprint or rendering," said Ryan Sybrant, architectural development manager for RedEye ARC. "Showing the buyers a scaled model of the proposed plan helps alleviate any concerns they might have about the layout."
RedEye RPM is a business unit of Stratasys, a leading manufacturer of additive fabrication, 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing systems. In addition to architecture, RedEye serves a number of other industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical and business machines. Its use of production-grade thermoplastic materials positions the company as a source for low-volume production, in addition to rapid prototyping.
About RedEye RPM
RedEye RPM, a business unit of Stratasys, Inc., is the world's largest provider of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services. With more than 80 systems in its facilities, RedEye RPM produces low-volume models and functional parts made from one of the largest selections of thermoplastic materials available for rapid prototyping, such as ABS, polycarbonate, ISO-certified PC and more. From digital files, RedEye builds models and parts of any size, while maintaining design accuracy, and allows for multiple iterations throughout the design process. For instant online quoting or more information, visit redeyerpm.com.
Stratasys Inc., Minneapolis, manufactures additive fabrication machines for 3 D printing, prototyping, and direct digital manufacturing. According to Wohlers Report 2007, Stratasys supplied 41 percent of all such systems installed worldwide in 2006, making it the unit market leader for the fifth consecutive year. Stratasys owns the rapid prototyping process known as fused deposition modeling (FDM). The process creates functional prototypes and end-use parts directly from any 3D CAD program, using ABS plastic, polycarbonate, PPSF, and blends. The company holds more than 180 granted or pending additive fabrication patents globally. Stratasys products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, education, electronic, and consumer product industries. On the Web: www.Stratasys.com; www.DimensionPrinting.com; and www.RedEyeRPM.com.
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