At a glance
RP Platform was set up to simplify and streamline the process of 3D printing CAD files for students and staff at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, helping make more efficient use of the School’s additive manufacturing facilities and providing additional support for its ongoing research into the use of additive manufacturing as a product design tool.
Previously, CAD files would need to be manually loaded onto the School’s printing platforms via a USB sticks, with all data quality checks taking place beforehand. This was incredibly time-consuming, particularly due to the intensive nature of the manual data checking process.
RP Platform allows files to be uploaded remotely, via an online portal on the School’s network. At the point of upload, RP Platform automatically checks the file’s data quality and repairs any errors, allowing it to be sent straight to the appropriate printing platform.
This has made the School’s additive manufacturing facilities far more accessible than they were before, allowing a greater number of projects to be accommodated, with minimal chance of printing errors occurring.
The long-term goal for this project is to digitise all additive manufacturing workflows for staff and students at the AHO, helping them to continue delivering innovative, successful projects.
“We have been very impressed with the level of support we’ve received from RP Platform throughout this project. We have been looking for a way to automate our academic workflows for projects requiring additive manufacturing services for some time, and this turned out to be the perfect solution. The RP Platform team worked closely with our staff and students to identify how the platform could best be tailored to our requirements.”
“The transition to using RP Platform rather than manually checking and printing CAD files has been incredibly quick, and staff and students alike regularly comment how much easier the process has become. We’re looking forward to exploring the possibilities this has opened up in the years to come.”