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February 23, 2016 AT 8:00 am

Tokyo Students Create “Drawn-In-Place” Architecture With 3D Printing Pen

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Tokyo University students create “drawn-in-place” architecture using a 3D printing pen. via dezeen

A group of University of Tokyo students overseen by architect Kengo Kuma have developed a 3D-printing pen that can be used to create complex architectural structures out of plastic sticks.

The constructions – described by the team as “large-scale hand-drawn structures” – are formed when a user manually prints out strings of thermoplastic filament, guided by a digital tracking system.

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