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 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.
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 »
Concrete. Love it or hate it, we sure do use a lot of it. It is the second most used material on the planet, right after water. As an illustration, concrete manufacturing is responsible ...Read More »
Researchers in Japan are taking a common-sense approach to integrating 3D printing into their construction industry. Most companies that focus on 3D printed civil engineering structures do ...Read More »
As renewable energy initiatives sweep across the lands (and seas) of the world, an interesting data point has emerged: in many parts of the world, like those near coasts, mountain ranges, ...Read More »
Pittsburgh's newest neigborhood, dubbed Neighborhood 91, promises to be the hub for modern manufacturing technologies. It will connect all components of the 3D Printing supply chain into one ...Read More »
Dubai has just unveiled a major milestone in construction printing technologies. The region's new building in Warsan now holds the Guinness record for largest on-site 3D printed ...Read More »
Reno, Nevada-based tech startup Haus.me is looking to change the face of sustainable housing with their new construction project. The houses they offer combine autonomous and off-the-grid ...Read More »
Singapore's Housing Development Board (HDB) has greenlit the use of concrete 3D printing in the development of architectural components and various items like benches and pavilions. The ...Read More »
With the recent advancements in construction printing, we're seeing major speed improvements, especially for residential construction technologies. From WASP building a house in roughly 10 ...Read More »
Denmark's GXN Innovation, a subsidiary of 3XN, has teamed with Dansk AM Hub and design studio MAP Architects in their new Break the Grid initiative for construction technologies. The ...Read More »
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) recently purchased a COBOD International BOD2 construction 3D printer to experiment with and refine new methods of manufacturing homes and ...Read More »