Eco Concrete Ideas Makes Seating with Rapid Layer Manufacturing

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 8, 2016
References: concreteideas.co & 3dprint
Concrete bench designs are some of the simplest and most affordable outdoor seating solutions that can be made. Most of the time, concrete ends up being poured into blocky rectangular forms that are more sturdy than aesthetically pleasing. But Eco Concrete Ideas uses 3D technology to create inexpensive and eco-friendly concrete molds that result in dynamic sculptural seating designs.

Benches like 'Morpheus' are made with Rapid Layer Manufacturing technology from Highcon. Highcon's Euclid III is a large-scale machine that turns 3D models into individual layers that can be cut to shape from paper materials. The Morpheus bench was made from 4,000 individual layers of recycled paper, which means that the mold was easily removed from the finished concrete bench design.

This kind of technology opens up a world of possibilities for makers that will save time, money and the environment.