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April 11, 2019

3D printing solves complex design of curtain wall on Rainier Square Tower

  • The cladding system on each story has a different angle.
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    NBBJ rendering by Atchain [enlarge]
    The curving curtain wall of Rainier Square Tower will be connected by 140 nodes.

    Image from 3Diligent [enlarge]
    Nodes were created using powder bed fusion, where an electron beam fuses thousands of layers of metal to create a part.

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