Western Tool & Mold
KMCA was tasked with building models using traditional stick construction but would have taken 8 weeks and cost about $20,000. With 3D printing, the model was printed mostly as a single piece as this approach made it possible to provide a high level of detailing while eliminating the time and cost involved in producing and assembling most of the individual parts.
Rietveld Architects LLP was established in 1994 in New York City and is known throughout the U.S. and Europe for its creative commercial and residential spaces. Having first learned about 3D printing from NASA, the firm's partners Margaret and Rijk Rietveld saw the potential for this technology to increase productivity and foster more innovative designs.