The first 3D printed concrete water chamber has been built and installed in Cheshire, UK. Among other things, the printed water chamber, which is to be installed as part of the local ...Read More »
3D Printing in Construction
3D printing in construction, also known as contour crafting or building printing, is what many believe the future of construction. The printing of buildings has a lot of potential advantages when compared to conventional construction methods. There are lower labor costs involved, construction can be done quicker and there is less to no waste produced. The concrete waste and failed prints that do occur can be reused as raw material for printing.
This technique can also be used for the construction of extraterrestrial structures on for instance the Moon or other planets where environmental conditions are less conductive to human labor-intensive building practices.
We see a lot of metal and concrete printing in the construction industry (mostly concrete), and rarely get to read about use of plastics in construction, except for the occasional story on ...Read More »
A building facade has been printed in Chattanooga, USA, and will be mounted onto the front of a local branch of the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union bank. What is of interest here is ...Read More »
3D printing buildings is becoming big business as PERI GmbH is printing Germany’s first apartment building in Wallenhausen, Bavaria using their BOD2 portal printer. There will be five ...Read More »
I always start these eco-friendly concrete articles with a reminder of how environmentally unfriendly normal concrete manufacturing is, because it really can’t be overstated. First up, ...Read More »