Construction 3D Printing

3D Printed Houses Are Much, Much Older Than You Think

Particularly in the last several years, 3D printed houses have become increasingly prevalent, but the technology may be much older than you might have thought. The seeds for the concept…

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ICON Scores $57M from NASA for Moon 3D Printing

It’s been quite the year for additive construction developer ICON. The Austin-based tech company’s seamless integration of advanced construction technologies into homebuilding spearheads faster and more accurate construction of complex…

Fire at Icon’s House 3D Printing HQ Highlights Need for Decentralized Supply Chains

Early in the morning on Black Friday, a fire started in the St. Elmo warehouse district in South, Austin, Texas. Those buildings were in a mixed-use, 200,000 square foot area…

3D Printing News Briefs, November 26, 2022: 3D Printed Coral Reefs & Moon Habitat & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Carbon’s bioabsorbable elastomer platform is biocompatible in vivo, while researchers in Germany and Australia developed a 3D printing resin and dedicated printer that enable…

Concrete Dreams: Let’s 3D Print Money, not Houses

I’m rather unsure about the potential of 3D printing houses. I know that it is the right thing for the press: additively manufacturing (AM) homes and solving the housing crisis…

3D Printed Home Made with All Bio-based Materials Unveiled by UMaine

The additive construction (AC) sector is really beginning to bloom and, while 3DPrint.com Executive Editor Joris Peels has qualms with the idea, 3D printed houses in particular are becoming the…

How Can 3D Printing Alleviate the Construction Industry’s Social, Climate, and Environmental Challenges?

Global housing shortages, a lack of skilled workers, and the need to reach carbon neutrality by 2050—the construction industry faces a tripled-edged sword. Industry leaders must use their experience to…

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In Standoff with China in Ladakh, Indian Army to 3D Print Shelters

On the border between India and China, the two military powers have, in recent years, increased the buildup of their respective capabilities for armed conflict. Now, according to Indian news…

WASP 3D Printed Home Aims to Be Entirely Self-Sufficient

WASP is a very different kind of 3D printing company. The Italian firm is very idealistic and was literally founded to change the world—after all, the company name is an…

Fleet of 3D Printers Begin Building Housing Community in Texas with Construction Giant Lennar Corp and ICON

As 2022 comes to an end, additive construction (AC) companies all over the world are announcing a flurry of upcoming projects. The most recent of these is also one of…

Borneo Gets its First 3D Printed House

Borneo, one of the most beautiful regions on earth, just added something it had not had previously: a 3D printed house. The new home was built by Sarawak Consolidated Industries…

Leading Saudi Construction Firm Breaks Ground on First Two-Story 3D Printed Home in Middle East

Dar Al Arkan, the largest property developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), announced that the company has broken ground on the Middle East’s first two-story home built with…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 29, 2022: Software Release, Smooth Parts, & More

We’re starting with product launches and updates in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Artec 3D launched its Metrology Kit, and VoxelDance released the latest version of its All-in-One build prep…

Concrete Dreams: A Reevaluation of the Potential in 3D Printed Construction

House 3D printing has really captured the world’s imagination. Claims of printing houses in 24 hours and solving the housing crisis worldwide are being made in chorus. Large construction companies…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 26, 2022: Metal Alloys, Construction, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with research out of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation on 3D printing sensors in a single operation, and then…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 15, 2022: Post-Processing, Prosthetics, & More

We’re starting with business in 3D Printing News Briefs, as AML3D has appointed a new CEO. Moving on, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has selected AM Solutions for its post-processing…

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Mighty Buildings Completes World’s First Zero Net Energy 3D Printed Home

These days, leaders in additive construction (AC) are often quick to point out that the market segment is not a monolith. If you regularly follow the latest developments in AC,…

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Construction Giant Holcim Invests in Concrete 3D Printing Leader COBOD

Additive construction (AC) startup COBOD has been securing investments from some of the most important conglomerates in the world. This includes GE (NYSE: GE) and Mexican cement company CEMEX (NYSE:…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 6, 2022: Titanium, Tungsten, Concrete & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start with software, as Siemens embeds the 3Dfindit.com parts library by CADENAS into its Capital software. Onto metal news now, as research out…

3D Printing News Briefs, September 29, 2022: Crowdfunding a 3D Printed House & More

We’re kicking things off with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as a Dallas construction startup is looking to raise $2 million to 3D print homes. LÖMI joined the…

COBOD’s 3D Printers Moving Forward with Massive Construction Projects

Following a rush of investments from PERI Group, G.E. Renewable Energy, and Cemex Ventures, COBOD is lining up projects to set the tone for the future of 3D printing. In…

World’s Largest Brick Maker Uses Masonry Robot to Build Brick House

Wienerberger AG, the Austrian-based construction materials corporation, announced that the first house has been completed using the Hadrian X masonry robot, which was developed by the Australian robotics firm, Fastbrick…

3DPOD Episode 118: Intelligent Large Format 3D Printing with Daghan Cam, Ai Build Founder and CEO

When Daghan Cam founded AI Build, the firm’s technology was a made up of a single 3D printer attached to a robotic arm for large scale polymer parts. The team…

Are 3D Printed Houses as Sustainable as They Seem?

Is additive construction (AC) sustainable? Many companies in the sector argue that it is for numerous reasons. They assert that it reduces waste because builders can print only what they…