FULL SCALE 3D PRINTING &PRODUCTION
LuxMea offers several proprietary large-scale 3D printing services with a focus on metal, concrete, and a unique Super Composite material. Until recently,
3D-printing has been limited by both size, and the structural properties of materials when fabricated with digital machines. We have overcome these barriers and offer greatly expanded opportunities for select materials for novel purposes. Plethora, for example, is a 5 meter high 3D printed metal sculpture, demonstrating the frontier of digital fabrication technologies, as well as the computation design tools used to bring her to life.
Not restricted by scale, geometry, nor complexity, LuxMea is able to offer you complete emancipation from classical constraints associated with construction techniques.
Parametric design and digital fabrication are now offering architects far greater geometric freedom, bespoke detailing, ornamentation and greater all around effi ciency than ever before.
Digital tooling allows for a fantastic range of experimentation and liberated tectonic expression, for both new builds and renovations.
Employing unorthodox approaches when designing furniture or a product is possible when engaging the digital medium.
Our approach to design is "generative design", emulating nature's method of growing as opposed to constructing. Generative Design is facilitated by means of design and digital fabrication software, all of which includes the customized software tools that LuxMea develops internally.
3D PRINTED METAL APPLICATION
3D-printing with different metals, including steel, bronze, and silver, was the fi rst area, LuxMea investigated and the fruits of this exploratory adventure resulted in the first range of products we produced. Our Sculpture PLETHORA is the culmination of research and artistic exploration conducted with emerging softwares and digital manufacturing with metals to date. With her, we have demonstrated that we have overcome the 2 main obstacles that have hitherto hindered the further evolution of 3D-printing with metal - Size ( PLETHORA is 5 Meters high) and material stability. LuxMea 's pursuit of 3D-printed metal continues as we explore applications with new metals and alloys, robotics, and new methodologies, such as interlocking and working with spacial cases, such as Cor-Ten steel, which as specific constraints and opportunities.
Compatible Alloy INCLUDE but not limited to:
• Stainless Steel (316L, Duplex etc)
By substituting the traditional orthogonal structural members with more organic, nature-inspired structures, architects and engineers have long demonstrated, that aside from structural and material optimization, such forms can be also very attractive. However, the limitations of traditional manufacturing techniques have made such projects
prohibitively expensive, and they tend to be the exception, rather than the rule. Today, replacing large-scale metal component structure with 3D-printed metal, cost-savings are possible with a completely customized form. Additionally, even more structurally effi cient forms are feasible with fewer resources.
SIGNAGE, BUILDING COMPONENTS & ORNAMENTATION
3D print technology opens up possibilities for a variety of different applications. An application of 3D-printed Cor-Ten type steel. This application involved experimentation with material science coupled with
3D-printing. LuxMea overcame technical obstacles after a series of test runs and offers design opportunities never possible before
BUILDING FACADE & INTERIOR PANELS
We bring specialist facade system design expertise to building owners, architects, designers, building physics experts, and general contractors. By engaging fully with our trade partners, we provide strategic advise and create an intensive collaboration platform in order to realize innovative panel system types for any building type, exterior and interior.
SPECIAL FURNITURE & DISPLAY
LuxMea likes to combine new digital approaches with Baroque techniques in painting and architecture to perform optical illusions. Novel spatial illustration effects are achieved this way.
3D PRINTED CONCRETE APPLICATION
In contrast to the concrete we see all around us in our cities, LuxMea sees a world completely freed of squareness and hard edges by capitalizing on concrete's intrinsic plastic qualities and developing soft sumptuous curvilinear forms as well as relief, in the form of delicate ornamental surfaces. By exploring ways to 3D-print concrete itself as well as using this ancient basic material formula to develop new types of organic form work, we are able to cast new complex geometrical shapes for buildings, architectural cladding panels for indoor and outdoor applications, and furnishings. Incorporating flexible micro-fibers, a cement base of high compression strength, and proprietary admixtures, an unprecedented sculptural quality and ductility is achievable, including doublecurved panels, which are increasingly demanded in today's high-end buildings.
CUSTOM KITCHEN, RECEPTION DESIGN
High resolution ductile concrete is used to create a kitchen with non-traditional kitchen-look qualities. Suitable for urban modern loft and open-spaces. The island and the cabinet doors are made with 3D-printed molds. The island is a monocoque construction and is more akin to sculpture than traditional millwork.
INTERIOR DESIGN, EXTERIOR CLADDING
LuxMea has developed numerous techniques with various materials transforming the traditional planer and fl at wall surface into 3D vertical surfaces in deep sculptural relief.
The mold-free way of working with concrete, facilitated by the 3D-printing process, offers unlimited geometric freedom, never before seen with this archaic building material. When fused with nanotechnologies and intricate microfi bers, an incredible lightness, intricacy, and even opaqueness is possible. LuxMea provides full-scope services to assist you in achieving a one-of-a kind project.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE
LuxMea has designed and manufactured a line of versatile concrete furnishing components that can serve both domestic and corporate settings, and are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
LuxMea’s propriety “Super-Composite” is the first 3D-printed composite material, and is highly suitable for applications such as exterior cladding systems, interior wall panels, and free form objects in their own right (e.g.: kitchen feature, furniture). The “Super-Composite” is specifically developed for the 3D-printing process, and is a completely new type of substance based on a combination of raw materials, binding agents, and admixtures. The material was engineered to meet the highest performance standards demanded by today’s buildings and products but, at the same time decreases the global ecological footprint. Differentiated from other “high-tech” products, the “Super-Composite” is also very affordable. The “Super-Composite” is tested by Intertek, and has achieved a fire-resistant rating of ASTM E84. Our “Super-Composite” is also a strong candidate for materials stories associated with emerging high-tech brands.
LARGE-SCALE BUILDING PANELS
The "Super-composite" can be 3D- printed to form panels up to 3.50M in linear size, for both interior and exterior applications. This is the only large scale composite 3D printing technology available to compliance with building code.
PRECISION & DETAILING
Subtleties of detail, completely without fl aws, can be achieved when 3D-printing the "super-material". Precision of 200um scale is achievable and a resolution of up to 600dpi is possible.
FIRE RETARDANT: ASTM E84 COMPLIANCE
The "super-composite" has also been tested and meets a fl ame-spread rating: 10 (Class A)
INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE
The versatility and durability of Super Composite material are well-suited for both indoor and outdoor furniture applications.