Bengaluru will soon have India’s first post office constructed using 3D printing technology.
About 3D-printed Post Office:
- Location: Cambridge Layout in Ulsoor, Bangalore.
- It is being implemented by Larsen & Toubro, which has experience in constructing 3D-printed buildings.
- It is a 1,100 sqft building which is expected to cost 30-40 per cent less than conventional buildings because of the technological intervention.
- It is being built at a cost of Rs 23 lakh.
What is 3D-printing?
- 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
- The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes.
- In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced cross-section of the object.
- 3D printing enables you to produce complex shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
Q1) What is additive manufacturing?
Additive manufacturing (AM) or additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is the industrial production name for 3D printing, a computer controlled process that creates three dimensional objects by depositing materials, usually in layers.