Construction 3D Printing

ACCIONA Inaugurates 3D Printing Center in Dubai for Construction and Infrastructure Applications

Global renewable energy, infrastructure, water, and services company ACCIONA, headquartered in Madrid, opened its first Middle East office in the UAE city of Dubai back in 2008. The company is…

3D Printing in the Construction Industry: Still Evolving

In ‘Success Factors for 3D Printing Technology Adoption in Construction,” thesis student Pankhuri Pimpley at the University of Maryland, College Park, explores not only the history and benefits of 3D…

Dezeen Day October 30th 2019

This is a quick preview on the Dezeen conference that I will be checking out this week in London. Be sure to learn about design thinking and architecture through Dezeen Day and read more.

WASP to Create 3D Printed Habitat in Bologna

The WASP 3D printer is becoming synonymous with community living, as the TECLA concept arrives on the heels of years of work on the Shamballa village in Italy. Known as…

3D Printing Structures for Syrian Refugees in Jordan Could Bring Comfort to Millions

In the recently published ‘Evaluating The Visibility of Building Syrian Refugee Shelters by 3D Printing Technology in Jordan,’ authors Mohanad Akeila, Kelvin Kuok King Kuok, and N.H. Matthew Wong are…

ADAM: A Concept for Autonomous Construction on Mars

Gracinda Ferreira has an interesting concept for building structures on Mars and beyond. Her ADAM idea calls for an automated construction tool to 3D print homes on the surface. After…

Nanyang Technological University: 3D Printing High-Volume Ash Mixtures for Construction

In the recently published ‘3D printing of high-volume fly ash mixtures for digital concrete construction,’ Nanyang Technological University thesis student Biranchi Panda explores how fly ash-based geopolymers can be improved…

Copenhagen: COBOD 3D Prints European Building Again in Just Three Days

A construction company originally created as a spinoff from Denmark’s 3D Printhuset to handle customer demand for 3D printing construction activities and the BOD2 3D printer, COBOD (Construction Building on Demand) is…

3D Printing in Construction: French Startup XtreeE Announces New Facility in Dubai

French startup XtreeE continues to be a presence in the construction industry with the introduction of 3D printing on the large scale, and now a new production unit in Dubai, United…

Modular, Digital Construction System for 3D Printing Lightweight Reinforced Concrete Spatial Structures

Spatial structure systems, like lattices, are efficient load-bearing structures that are easy to adapt geometrically and well-suited for column-free, long-spanning constructions, such as hangars and terminals, and in creating free-form…

3D Printed Homes Could Be an Efficient Low-Income Housing Solution

3D printing — or additive manufacturing as it’s also known — is used for a lot of different things from conceptual and prototype design to traditional manufacturing and even construction….

Penn State Creates a Breakthrough 3D Printing Technology for the NASA Housing Challenge

In 2017, just a few months before his death, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said humanity only has about 100 years to escape Earth. Even though we have seen the signs…

CyBe Construction Hopes to 3D Print Small Meeting Structure in Amsterdam

Big talk is common within 3D printing, simply because of the big potential. From epic projections regarding faraway colonization on Mars to giant developments, there have been many promising concepts,…

COBOD International Delivers Massive 3D Printer to Kamp C for Two-Story Construction

A dynamic collaboration is taking place between two Danish organizations, and they are some of the most unique we have ever written about. Kamp C and COBOD International are linking…

Saudi Arabian Construction Company Purchases BOD2 Large-Scale Construction 3D Printer

This past fall, Denmark’s 3D Printhuset, which specializes in 3D printed construction without all of the noisy hype, created a new company focused solely on its 3D printing construction activities called COBOD International, which…

Lehigh University: Thesis Improves 3D Printing for Construction with Binder Jet Processes

In ‘Material Characteristics of Binder Jet 3D Printed Hydrated CSA Cement and Fine Aggregates,’ structural engineering thesis student Joseph Ingaglio (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA) explores the potential of making…

Italy: WASP Engineers Make A Model Tiny Home Partially Out of 3D Printed Waste

We’ve have been following WASP for years, along with keeping tabs on progress at the village of Shamballa, a small and extremely progressive Italian community featuring homes fabricated with impressive,…