Our favorite large boat-printing academic institute, the University of Maine (UMaine) is making news again, this time with a new approach to construction printing that aims to address the ...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 »
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 »