Dutch construction design firm Studio RAP has been 3D printing ceramic tiles for their work on design elements of the pioneering New Delft Blue project in the historic Dutch city of Delft. After printing these tests at Studio RAP’s workshop, the tiles went straight into the kiln at Koninklijke Tichelaar where they were also beautifully glazed.
According to Material District, the gates are four metres wide, eight metres high and twelve metres deep. They will be covered in approximately 4,000 ceramic tiles, which are currently being printed.
According to Studio Rap, the 3D printed ceramic tiles make for a high-quality cladding material, which offers low maintenance and high durability. The studio also uses this cladding for a residential high-rise project.
This project is being built by BPD Gebiedsontwikkeling and Ballast Nedam Development.
Via 3D Construction Printing (3DCP)
Update: December 12th, 2022
This is what thousands of serially additively manufactured ceramic tiles look like before getting shipped out.