Construction 3D Printing

3D Printing News Briefs, November 28, 2020: Thinking Huts, nScrypt, Alloyed, ASTM International

We’re covering a variety of topics for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. A nonprofit organization is developing a pilot project to build a 3D printed school, while nScrypt…

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Three Floor 3D Printed Apartment Building Begins Construction

We’re now beginning to see additive construction develop into something more than vaporware and pipe dreams. Whereas the astounding concrete 3D printing projects from WinSun were shrouded in mystery and…

ASU Professor Granted $2M to Accelerate Concrete 3D Printing

Arizona State University (ASU)’s civil engineering Professor Narayanan Neithalath and four colleagues at other universities have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s AccelNet program,…

Agorize Challenge: Design Affordable 3D Printed Houses in Canada

Open innovation platform firm Agorize and Canadian construction company Horizon Legacy have launched a new online challenge for individuals and startups worldwide to submit disruptive solutions in the field of…

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Project Olympus: ICON Chosen by NASA to Develop Moon Base 3D Printing Tech

The hype around additive construction continues to grow. Unlike the days in which WinSun would “3D print” a six-story apartment building, we’re seeing numerous projects undertaken by a variety of…

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PERI Unveils First Residential 3D Printed Building in Germany

Global formwork and scaffolding manufacturer PERI is building Germany’s first 3D printed residential house. Using 3D construction printers from Danish manufacturer COBOD and HeidelbergCement‘s concrete material – designed specifically for…

Hyundai Subsidiary Aims to 3D Print Housing Communities

LTG Lofts to go, a PropTech company from Germany, and Black Buffalo 3D Corporation are on a mission to create 3D printed communities. The two are joining together in a strategic…

Icon Announces $35 Million Funding Round for House 3D Printing

Icon Technology, Inc., headquartered in Austin, TX, has announced a $35 million series A funding round. Along with this comes some new promises too related to plans for 3D printing…

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3D Printed Hotel Habitas Todos Santos to Feature 80 Units, First Suite Complete

The beauty of Mexico’s beachfront and the versatility of 3D printing will soon culminate in a new and purportedly sustainable—yet highly luxurious—resort. To be built along the ocean line of…

US Military 3D Prints Buildings for Hiding Military Vehicles in 36 Hours

Numerous developers within the construction industry have begun to embrace 3D printing, extolling on the vast benefits, and showing off a range of projects from small structures to residential housing,…

Mighty Buildings’ Commercial House 3D Printing Automates Construction by 80 Percent

3D printing construction today can build more than just walls, structural shells or components. It can build the entire house, as Mighty Buildings has shown, including floors, ceiling, roofs and…

Researchers Explore Construction 3D Printing with Calcined Clay

While industries such as medicine, aerospace, and automotive often seem to steal the wow factor within the 3D printing spotlight, the construction zone has certainly not disappointed in terms of…

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Guinness Certifies World’s Longest 3D Printed Concrete Bridge in China

Last year in February, a team at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture built a 26.3 meter long concrete bridge, claimed to be the world’s longest 3D printed bridge. Just…

WinSun Sends 3D Printed Isolation Pods to Islamabad

3D printing in construction is very straightforward in some applications, whether builders are experimenting with reinforcing mortar, 3D modeling and prototyping in architecture, or exploring the use of robotics. In…

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Kamp C Completes Two-Story 3D Printed House in Belgium

Kamp C has been gearing up for a large-scale 3D printing effort at its site in Belgium since last year, with the delivery of a COBOD BOD2 printer measuring 10…

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MX3D Uses Robot Arm to Make 3D Printed Robot Arm, Installs It on Robot

MX3D’s steel bridges are an inspiring sight to see, but, even if bridges are what the Dutch firm is known for, they are not the only thing the firm is…

Fast Complexity: ETH Zurich Combines Fast-Setting 3D Printed Concrete and Casting

As a disruptive technology, 3D printing has been behind many positive transformations in major industries, from dental and medical to aerospace and far beyond; however, the construction industry is worth…

Reinforced Plastic 3D Printed Footbridge by DSM and Royal HaskoningDHV to Be Installed 2020

DSM and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV will collaborate with the Dutch city of Rotterdam to build a 3D printed circular composite footbridge. I was initially extremely skeptical about fiber reinforced…

Floating 3D Printed House Completed on Schedule

They say that home is where the heart is—and for some, yes that may be in a tiny 3D printed home perched atop a pontoon boat. The 3D printing industry…

Hybrid Construction 3D Printing in Japan Combines Advantages of Wet & Dry Spraying

3D printing in construction continues to expand in Japan, driven by the need for more efficient, affordable processes, and higher-performance materials overall. In developing new technology for the construction industry,…

New 3D Printing Cement Developed by Japanese Leaders Taisei & Taiheiyo

While additive manufacturing processes have made huge strides in applications like automotive and aerospace, allowing for functional, lightweight parts to be made for cars and even rockets, and bioprinting in…

Machine Learning & Geopolymers: 3D Printing for Construction

Ali Bagheri and Christian Cremona explore complexities in digital fabrication, sharing their findings in the recently published ‘Formulation of mix design for 3D printing of geopolymers: A machine learning approach.’…

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Mobile Robotic System 3D Prints Single-Piece Concrete Structures

The scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have spent a lot of time and energy over the last few years researching construction 3D printing with concrete materials. Two…

GE Renewable to 3D Print Larger Wind Turbine Bases On-site

Wind turbines can be extremely effective but they must be able to stand up to the elements, meaning that finding the correct materials for long-term use can be challenging. Currently,…