Design-to-delivery platform enables rapid production of floors, panels, furniture and other architectural solutions
Aectual has announced the global beta launch of its ‘design-to-delivery platform’ that ‘rapidly produces’ bespoke 3D-printed XL architectural and interior products at industrial scale.
The Amsterdam-based company offers modern 3D-printed architecture and interior items, such as terrazzo artwork flooring, fixtures, wall panelling, columns, façades, stairs, room dividers, planters and table screens — even entire buildings — that are all made from 100% circular, sustainable recycled and renewable materials.
According to Aectual, its design-to-delivery process is said to reduce the cost of custom-made architectural products by 50%, is up to 10 times faster, eliminates waste, and reduces materials usages and CO2 emissions.
The Aectual platform utilises customisable engineered parametric products, an easy-to-use (customised) design dashboard and proprietary robotic XL 3D-print technology.
AEC-industry professionals can upload and create their own product versions or simply go to the Aectual website, pick a terrazzo floor pattern, wall panel, room divider, or sun canopy, for example, and then customise it to their taste. Once ordered, Aectual 3D-prints and installs the product.
Prices start at $24 per square foot (€200 euros per square metre). According to Aectual, items are typically more affordable than their conventional, custom-made counterparts.
Commercial projects already deployed globally by Aectual include flooring in Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, flooring in BMW World in Munich, printed display walls in Nike Town London, a tiny bauhaus (aka studio shed or she shed), flooring that uses recycled Budweiser bottles at Capital C offices in Amsterdam and the temporary EU building in Amsterdam.
Hedwig Heinsman, co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Aectual spoke at AEC Magazine’s NXT BLD event in 2018.
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