Use of 3D-Printing Technology in Architectural Research
Mohamed Boubekri Ph.D., Nourredine Boubekri Ph.D

Daylighting studies rely on simulations and experiments to assess the performance of a particular daylighting system. To this end computer models using coding systems are either too complex or are limited to only some daylighting simple systems or devices.One of the technologies that have made customization a reality is 3D printing. This technology permits the building and experimentation with various devices needed to assess the performance of daylighting systems rather quickly and cost effectively. This paper seeks to examine the use of 3D printing in Architectural Daylighting Research and discusses some of the future trends that will make this technology more cost effective.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jea.v3n2a12