Field Factors - 3D printing for circular water management solutions
Field Factors is a specialised design agency and provider of product solutions for blue-green infrastructures. Inspired by nature, they design, engineer and build to meet the water needs of communities, industries and environment.
For building full-scale models, Field Factors is using the Builder Extreme 1500, which has a build volume of 1100 x 850 x 550 mm: one of the largest FDM printers in the world. Using this unique feature allows Field Factors to make prototypes of large models of infrastructural components. The models are ready within days, not weeks as in case of traditional substractive manufacturing, and the parts are made with high attention to detail.
Besides printing full scale prototypes of components for infrastructure application, they also use the Builder to quickly make concrete moulds. Using plastic instead of wood saves them a whole woodworking workshop and allows them to test more free-form shapes. Being able to quickly build and test detailed models is unique in designing infrastructural products.