Refurbishment of a London office building called for an EFTE plastic canopy on the roof. A series of joints between columns and several arms would support the canopy, but those joints would have been unsightly, according to this article. So British architect Adrian Priestman modeled individual shrouds for each intersection using 3D software -- and then used a 3D printer to create them. He says the casings are the "first 3D-printed components to be approved for use in the construction industry," according to this article.

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