Where Technology Meets Architecture: Ultimaker 3D Printers Pave The Way for Creative Innovation Among Students

TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 27 January 2022 – Ultimaker, the global leader in professional 3D
printing,  announces its engagement with
the University of Tokyo with its utilization of digital fabrication tools in
its new innovation hub, “T-BOX.”

Image:
1/10 size 3D printed model of the installation work exhibited at the Design
Biennale in London

The
University of Tokyo SEKISUI House – KUMA Lab (a.k.a.
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 software help students of the
architecture department to improve their craft and explore other avenues for
growth, such as learning about manufacturing or digital fabrication.

“Choosing
Ultimaker was an excellent answer for T-BOX due its high level of printing
accuracy, speed, and responsiveness. The unlimited material range allows the students the opportunity
to experiment with advanced polymers and composites to meet the demands of the
real world.” Mr. Toshiki Hirano, the director and project assistant professor
of SEKISUI HOUSE – KUMA LAB said.

Mr.
Hirano added: “The purpose of T-BOX is to provide the full potential of
development for each learner, where they explore the 3D printing system and
Ultimaker Digital Factory for product development, prototype and architectural
models printing, turning their vision into reality.”

One especially eye-catching print to come out of T-BOX is a 3D
printed model of the installation work 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 the display.

Jürgen von Hollen, CEO at Ultimaker: “It is great to see advanced educational
institutions like the University of Tokyo recognize the importance of 3D
printing and to bring out the full creative inspiration of its students to
prepare them to be as impactful as they can be when they enter the professional
world. Our 3D printers, software and digital factory are used across the world
in a variety of industries and applications addressing a wide range of business
benefits. I applaud the University of Tokyo for its role to help propel 3D
printing in becoming a transformational business technology delivering
flexibility and sustainable value.”

“Brule is
grateful for the opportunity and thrilled to support Kengo Kuma and his team in
bringing their ideal 3D printing solution to fruition,” said Douglas Krone,
Chief Executive Officer at Brule Inc. “We have seen what a positive impact they
can have in transforming education and affecting real change in the next
generation of architecture.”

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