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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…

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ACCIONA and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

In our most recent roundup of 3D printing webinars and events, we told you about the free “Let’s Talk Concrete 3D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach” webinar by Spanish company ACCIONA….

Pikus Concrete Teams Up with Sika to Expand Concrete 3D Printing in the US

“3D Printing Coming Soon” is one of the latest announcements on the Pikus Concrete website, showing a commitment to digital fabrication that may be sweeping the industry due to a…

Sustainable Cabin Built on 3D-Printed Concrete Stilts from Infested Ash Wood

Our house had several ash trees in the front and back yard while I was growing up, and we lost three of them due to various acts of nature. Ash…

3D Printed Formwork for Topology Optimized Reinforced Concrete Walls

In the recently published ‘Topology Optimized Reinforced Concrete Walls Constructed with 3D Printed Formwork,’ authors Triveni Mudaliar, Rémy D. Lequesne, and Matthew Fadden (all of The University of Kansas Center…

Concrete Choreography Project: Reframing Concrete Typology with 3D Printing

International researchers continue to explore and refine 3D printing within architecture and progressive techniques regarding extrusion of cement, releasing their findings in the recently published ‘Concrete Choreography Prefabrication of 3D…

Janne Kyttanen & Edouard Baaklini: Live entrepreneurship & 3D Value Networks 3D Printed Homes

This is a part of a series where 3D printing pioneer Janne Kyttanen explores value networks and 3D printing. He explains what this is here. Janne is trying to explore creating a value…

International Research: Evaluating 3D Printing Concrete with Sisal Fibers

Researchers from France and the UK are delving into 3D printing in construction and experimenting with parameters in materials. Releasing their findings in ‘Rheological properties of 3D printing concrete containing…

TU Dresden: CONPrint3D for Monolithic 3D Printing in Construction

Researchers from the Technische Universität Dresden have been exploring challenges within the construction industry. In their recently published paper, ‘Large-scale digital concrete construction – CONPrint3D concept for on-site, monolithic 3D…

The Netherlands: Assessing 3D Printed Geo-Polymers in Concrete

Researchers from The Netherlands are exploring further potential for 3D printing with concrete, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘Life cycle assessment of 3D printing geo-polymer concrete: An ex-ante…

University of Stuttgart Investigating Reinforcement of 3D Printed Concrete

The interest in 3D printed concrete continues to skyrocket – after all, who wouldn’t be interested in a solution that could allow for extremely rapid construction of structures like bridges…

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…

Thixotropy, Nanoclay and the Optimal Parameters of 3D Printed Concrete

In ‘The Effect of Material Fresh Properties and Process Parameters on Buildability and Interlayer Adhesion of 3D Printed Concrete,’ international authors strive to understand more about materials and parameters in…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 10, 2019

We’ve got some business news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an upcoming industry event and new materials. 3DVinci Creations and the American University…

World’s First House 3D Printing Factory Opens In Eindhoven Netherlands

The jockeying for position in the 3D printed building world intensifies. A consortium of European companies has started the first house 3D printing factory, in Eindhoven. From a few isolated…

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 3

As part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES), last year the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of a patented…

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 2

I was recently invited to the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Illinois to see a live demonstration of its Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES)…

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL US Army to Print house in a day: Part 1

Last August, the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of concrete, as part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES)….

US Army Files Patent for New 3D Printable Concrete Composition

The United States military has been systematically adopting 3D printing in multiple areas and agencies over the years, as the flexible technology is useful for multiple applications, ranging from battlefield…

Immensa Technology Labs Is First UAE Company to File for 3D Printing Patent

One year ago, top UAE additive manufacturing company Immensa Technology Labs, which is focused on 3D printing research and development, opened the doors to the first 3D printing facility in Dubai. Immensa…

Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began…

New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 18, 2018

We’re starting with some exciting news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving right along into business, events, and research. In Melbourne this week, Titomic has introduced its new…

TU/e Professor Develops Equations to Keep 3D Printed Concrete Walls From Collapsing

Concrete 3D printing has made it possible for us to rapidly build all sorts of structures, from benches and bridges to houses and hotel villas. But the construction method is not…