While there are many companies around that specialize in 3D printed construction, Denmark’s 3D Printhuset has become one of the most prominent. It is a company that does not believe in hype, rather choosing to take a realistic approach to large-scale 3D printing and deliver quality results. Last year, 3D Printhuset presented the Building On Demand, or BOD, the first 3D printing in Europe that met European building codes. A couple of months ago, the company introduced its second construction 3D printer, the BOD2, which is 10 times faster than its predecessor. The new 3D printer was developed based on insight learned from the 3D printing of the BOD, and it has quickly become popular.
The demand for construction 3D printers like the BOD2 is growing so quickly that 3D Printhuset has decided to create an entirely new company for its 3D printing construction activities. The new company is called COBOD International, which stands for Construction Building On Demand, and from now on it will be responsible for the manufacture and sale of the BOD2.
“With the large demand that we have seen for our 3D construction printing offer, including for our state of the art BOD2 construction printer, but also for our know-how and courses on 3D construction printing, these activities grew to deserve their own dedicated company,” said Henrik Lund-Nielsen, CEO of COBOD International. “3D Printhuset are doing multiple other successful activities besides from 3D construction printing, but lately we got so much attention to the 3D construction printing that some started to believe that we no longer did the other activities. Hence it made sense to separate out all the 3D construction printing activities in a new company only dedicated to 3D construction printing and I will personally take charge of the new company as the CEO due to the huge growth potential, which COBOD has.”
COBOD International has offices in downtown Copenhagen, as well as test and lab facilities plus a warehouse in nearby Copenhagen Harbor, which is also the location of the BOD. A lot of thought went into the name of the new company, according to Communication Manager Asger Dath.
“We wanted a name for the new company that clearly had a reference to construction, to our previous activities and to the automation of the building process, which our construction printers offer,” he said. “As The BOD building, enjoys a unique and well-deserved reputation as the first fully permitted 3D printed building in Europe, it was obvious that the new name should have a reference to the BOD. Combining that with a ‘CO’ as an abbreviation for construction in front of the ‘BOD’ resulted in the name COBOD. Taken into consideration that ‘cobod’ phonetically resembles ‘robot’, hereby clearly indicating that the company is into automatized construction processes, it was clear that COBOD should be the new name.”
In addition to the launch of the new company, 3D Printhuset and COBOD are also offering a closer look at the 3D printed BOD through a brand new drone video. You can see it below:
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