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3D printing may give Kiwi athletes a leg up as they prepare for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

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3D printing may give Kiwi athletes a leg up as they prepare for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

It has been three years since German cyclist, Denise Schindler, became the first athlete to compete with a fully 3D-printed prosthetic leg at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Now, Zenith Tecnica, the only company in New Zealand harnessing EBM technology to supply and manufacture 3D printed titanium components, has revealed their recent collaboration with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ). A supplier to Formula 1 teams, America's Cup Regatta teams, manufacturer of medical implants and instruments and even having manufactured components in space.

Opinion

Dan Heyworth is the CEO and founder of Box, the only combined registered architectural practice and registered master builder in New Zealand. Here, he outlines why despite advances forward in 3D printed housing, a shake up to the construction sector isn't imminent – yet. He also explains how the role of architects is changing, and construction companies are now leading the way in innovation.

AI for an eye

Lauren Vasey, research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, chats about the role artificial intelligence and machines are playing in design - and how the construction industry is poised for a rapid disruption.

Architecture/Design

Architecture and design are reaching new heights with the development of visualisation technology, making concepts all the more real.