Nashville Home to World's Largest 3D-Printed Structure

Nashville is now home to the world’s largest 3D-printed structure, Architect Magazine reports. Due to its shape and volume, early designs for the formation required a steel substructure to support its load, which would have tripled the cost. However, to eliminate the need for a supplemental steel reinforcement, Chattanooga-based architectural fabricator Branch Technology used the company's Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab) 3D-printing technology to prefabricate 40 panels off-site and assembled them on the designated spot in Nashville. 
The 20-foot-tall, 42-foot-wide structure is composed of carbon fiber–reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and finished with an ultraviolet protective exterior-rated metallic paint. Branch Technology has previously made headlines for a 3D-printed house scheduled to be completed and erected at Chattanooga State Community College this fall.
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