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SUTD Professor Designs 3D-Printed 'Trees' for Singapore Pavilion at COP28

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3D printing was optimal as it allows full control over the design process and significantly reduces material wastage.

One of the “trees” made of stainless steel and upcycled plastic waste stood at the Singapore pavilion.

Credit: Pico Group

Two 3D-printed “trees” made of stainless steel and upcycled plastic waste, designed by Carlos Banon from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), were the centerpieces of the Singapore pavilion during the recent United Nations COP28 climate conference in Dubai.

In total, the two trees in the structure consisted of 212 standard stainless steel bars, 58 3D-printed stainless steel nodes, and 162 3D-printed tiles made from upcycled plastic waste.

Said Banon, "It showcases upcycling by using waste materials for the cladding components, demonstrating how 3D printing can repurpose waste beautifully."

From The Straits Times (Singapore)
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