chapter  37
Optimized brick—print optimization
WithI.V. Barbosa, B. Figueiredo
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This paper presents a new approach to brick prototyping that explores the capabilities of digital technologies and manufacturing techniques. The use of a clay 3D printer enables new shapes for the bricks and the definition of complex interior geometries that can adapt to its boundaries and provide a future overall performance improvement. The lack of a native software represents simultaneously a handicap and an appealing opportunity to adapt the printing process to the particularities of a clay based material while maintaining full control over the final result.