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1960s Artwork Returns to Life With WASP’s Crane 3D Printing Technology

Once again, crane 3D printing company WASP captivates us with a new earthly design that blends art and culture with sustainable living. This time, the innovative Italian firm teamed up…

Dar Al Arkan to Build Saudi Kingdom’s First 3D Printed Home

In the 3D printing industry, companies often boast about their printing accomplishments without having the evidence to back up their claims. Everyone wants to be the leader in the race…

How a Team of Students 3D Printed a Lunar Rocket Pad Prototype

Early in 2021, a multidisciplinary team designed and tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad prototype for lunar missions. Built at a Texas Military Department location in Camp Swift,…

MX3D Installs Metal 3D Printed Bridge in Amsterdam

It has been a long wait, but, after two years of anticipation, Dutch 3D printing startup MX3D has finally installed its metal 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. When first announced…

“World’s First” 3D Printed School Opens in Malawi, Africa

The first 3D printed school has been inaugurated in Malawi, thanks to 14Trees, a joint venture between LafargeHolcim and the CDC Group, and a BOD2 3D printer from COBOD. The…

Swiss Chemical Giant Sika Introduces Concrete 3D Printer

If there was any doubt that additive construction was becoming a serious sector, those doubts should be eliminated now. Sika Corporation has unveiled its own concrete 3D printing technology. Tackling…

Microlight3D Awarded Funds to Enable Radiative Cooling Concrete with 3D Printing

As industrial society attempts to transition to more sustainable means of operating, there are countless endeavors underway to modify our existing ways of living to have a less negative impact…

3D Printed Furniture and Design, The Time is Now.

A decade ago, many designers were making chairs, couches and all manner of furniture using 3D printing. These were statement pieces. Star designers planting their 3D printed tree to showcase…

PERI Group 3D Prints Habitat for Humanity’s First Home

Outside of WinSun, the firm that seems to be progressing the most quickly in the additive construction sector is the PERI Group. The German construction company has been using its…

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How Will 3D Printing Fit into Biden’s $1.8T Infrastructure Plan

At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden presented the Build Back Better plan, calling on over $2 trillion spending to revitalize U.S. infrastructure over the next eight years. Aspects…

3D Printed Housing Community in Rancho Mirage Hits Coding Roadblock

Earlier this year, it was announced that housing developer Palari Group had partnered with additive construction startup Mighty Buildings to 3D print 15 homes in Rancho Mirage, California.  However, the…

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ICON Unveils New Concrete 3D Printer and “House Zero” 3D Printed Home Design

Based in Austin, Texas, ICON is among the pioneers in additive construction. Alongside firms like COBOD and WinSun, the company has achieved some of the most significant progress in 3D…

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Saint-Gobain Buys Eindhoven Concrete 3D Printing Factory

Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix announced that it would purchase the stake held by construction company BAM in the Eindhoven Concrete 3D Printing factory that was previously a joint initiative. This means…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 22, 2021: Tvasta, Royal3D & Port of Rotterdam, Tangible Solutions, nScrypt, Massivit

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, there’s an update on India’s 3D printed houses, and a functional 3D printed workspace is now at the Port of Rotterdam. Tangible Solutions is…

BASF and BigRep Partner for Construction 3D Printing Material for Concrete Formworks

Additive construction is building up in a big way, but as Executive Editor Joris Peels has noted, the real power of 3D printing in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)…

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Tenant Receives Keys to World’s First 3D Printed Home

There is now an occupant of the world’s first 3D printed home. Built in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the home has been made to conform with Dutch regulations for buildings. The…

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Italian Eco-Habitat Complete Thanks to WASP’s 3D Printing Cranes

Could 3D printed homes revolutionize urban planning? Probably not yet, but a pioneering Italian project is moving the needle forward when it comes to additively manufactured eco-habitats made of raw…

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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

COBOD’s 2020 Financial Results Confirm Profitable Growth for Construction 3D Printing

It turns out that 2020 was an excellent year for Danish firm COBOD. The cement 3D printer manufacturer reported a gross profit of DKK 9.3 million ($1.5 million) for 2020…

3D Printing News Briefs, April 8, 2021: Thermal Compaction Group, Anrich3D, American University of Sharjah & CyBe Construction

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, a company in Cardiff created a device that can recycle and reuse PPE. A firm in Singapore that 3D prints food has revealed its…

Longest 3D Printed Pedestrian Bridge Under Construction

The Netherlands opened the world’s first 3D printed concrete bridge in 2017. Now, the nation has its eyes set on another landmark achievement using additive manufacturing. Construction has now started…

Formerly-Homeless Man Becomes First US Resident of 3D Printed Tiny Home

A previously homeless man has become the US’s first resident of a 3D printed tiny home. 70-year-old Tim Shea now lives in a 400-square-foot house in Austin, Texas, printed by…