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Landscape architects can bypass contractors and participate directly in the fabrication and manufacturing of all sorts of objects like benches or even pavers, if they are confident enough to delve into 3D modeling and 3D printing, said Steven Bishop, ASLA, Stoss Landscape Urbanism , and John Pacyga, ASLA, Verdant Design , at the ASLA 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver . “This can really disrupt the product development process. We can now actually make products the way we want.” With 3D printing, landscape architects can stop simply observing this process and begin building. Pacyga explained that there are multiple technologies found under the umbrella term “3D printing.” There is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), also sometimes known as FFF, which involves turning wires of plastic into forms. This is the most common and popular 3D printer technology out there. Then, there’s ster...

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