3d printed construction

IAAC Demonstrates On Site Robotics 3D Printing Construction Method in Barcelona

IAAC Demonstrates On Site Robotics 3D Printing Construction Method in Barcelona

In May, experts from the construction industry met in Barcelona at the 20th annual Barcelona Building Construmat, a conference that promotes innovation in construction. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) knows all about innovation, as it has demonstrated before through its Pylos 3D printing technique, its groundbreaking 3D printed concrete bridge, and other notable […]

In May, experts from the construction industry met in Barcelona at the 20th annual Barcelona Building Construmat, a conference that promotes innovation in construction. The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) knows all about innovation, as it has...
FreeFAB 3D Printing Technique Comes to Life in the Crossrail Project

FreeFAB 3D Printing Technique Comes to Life in the Crossrail Project

The largest construction project in Europe right now involves digging a new railway system, running east to west across London. Called Crossrail, the ambitious project will result in a railway that runs over 100 km, passing through 40 stations. It’s expected to carry 200 million passengers a year, increasing central London’s rail capacity by 10 […]

The largest construction project in Europe right now involves digging a new railway system, running east to west across London. Called Crossrail, the ambitious project will result in a railway that runs over 100 km, passing through 40 stations. It’s expected to...
Building in the Stars: Phase Two, Level Two Winners Announced for NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Building in the Stars: Phase Two, Level Two Winners Announced for NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

My husband and I are science fiction fans, and as such own some of Ray Bradbury’s works, including short story collection The Martian Chronicles. I especially like “The Million-Year Picnic,” when a family from Earth goes to live on Mars, and the father introduces his children to Martians by showing them their own reflections in […]

My husband and I are science fiction fans, and as such own some of Ray Bradbury’s works, including short story collection The Martian Chronicles. I especially like “The Million-Year Picnic,” when a family from Earth goes to live on Mars, and the...
Caterpillar Invests $2 Million in Fastbrick Robotics' Brick-Laying Variation on 3D Printing

Caterpillar Invests $2 Million in Fastbrick Robotics' Brick-Laying Variation on 3D Printing

Caterpillar has been around for a long time and has built up a solid reputation in the manufacturing world. Despite its foundation in traditional manufacturing technologies, however, the company is heavily invested in new technology as well, particularly 3D printing. Recently Caterpillar made a commitment to further develop its metal additive manufacturing processes with the […]

Caterpillar has been around for a long time and has built up a solid reputation in the manufacturing world. Despite its foundation in traditional manufacturing technologies, however, the company is heavily invested in new technology as well, particularly 3D printing....
DFAB House Brings ETH Zurich 3D Printing and Digital Construction Techniques from Research Lab to Construction Site

DFAB House Brings ETH Zurich 3D Printing and Digital Construction Techniques from Research Lab to Construction Site

Most people, by now, have at least heard about 3D printed houses and other structures. They’re not exactly commonplace, yet, and they’re still amazing to think about and to see, but they’re not as unbelievable as they were a very short time ago. The DFAB House, however, is something different. The three-story structure, which is […]

Most people, by now, have at least heard about 3D printed houses and other structures. They’re not exactly commonplace, yet, and they’re still amazing to think about and to see, but they’re not as unbelievable as they were a very short time ago. The...
TU/e and BAM Infra Get to Work on 3D Printed Concrete Bicycle Bridge

TU/e and BAM Infra Get to Work on 3D Printed Concrete Bicycle Bridge

About a year ago, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) introduced a gigantic 3D printer capable of 3D printing concrete. Now, the university has used that 3D printer to begin printing a new concrete pedestrian and bike bridge in collaboration with Netherlands company BAM Infra. TU/e is calling the bridge the world’s first to be 3D printed […]

About a year ago, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) introduced a gigantic 3D printer capable of 3D printing concrete. Now, the university has used that 3D printer to begin printing a new concrete pedestrian and bike bridge in collaboration with Netherlands...
Contour Crafting Prepares for Series Production of Robotic Construction 3D Printers

Contour Crafting Prepares for Series Production of Robotic Construction 3D Printers

According to scientific forecasts, there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. That’s a big population boom in a relatively short period of time, and one of the concerns that arises is how we’re going to house all of those people. Half of the world’s population currently lives in cities, […]

According to scientific forecasts, there will be 11 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. That’s a big population boom in a relatively short period of time, and one of the concerns that arises is how we’re going to house all of those people....
WinSun and AECOM Sign Memorandum of Understanding, Will Collaborate on 3D Printing Construction and Building Design

WinSun and AECOM Sign Memorandum of Understanding, Will Collaborate on 3D Printing Construction and Building Design

Engineering, architecture, and construction company WinSun, based in Shanghai and also known as Yingchuang Building Technique, has a lot of experience in 3D printing construction projects, from its garden villas and landscaping projects to its office buildings. The company is collaborating with the Saudi Arabian government in an effort to 3D print 1.5 million homes in five years, and […]

Engineering, architecture, and construction company WinSun, based in Shanghai and also known as Yingchuang Building Technique, has a lot of experience in 3D printing construction projects, from its garden villas and landscaping projects to its office buildings. The...
ESA 3D Prints Sturdy Bricks from Sunlight and Moon Dust

ESA 3D Prints Sturdy Bricks from Sunlight and Moon Dust

In the future, we will live in houses made from sunlight and moon dust. Sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, doesn’t it? It could be reality for some of us, though. We’ve heard quite a bit lately about potential future travel to the moon and Mars, and it doesn’t involve just dropping in […]

In the future, we will live in houses made from sunlight and moon dust. Sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, doesn’t it? It could be reality for some of us, though. We’ve heard quite a bit lately about potential future travel to the moon and Mars,...
MIT's Mediated Matter Lab Develops Mobile, Autonomous Robot and 3D Prints Large Dome Structure in Hours

MIT's Mediated Matter Lab Develops Mobile, Autonomous Robot and 3D Prints Large Dome Structure in Hours

3D printing has revolutionized how we manufacture things today, from the smallest nanostructures to the tallest buildings. One institution that always seems to be right in the thick of the latest 3D printing innovations is MIT, and its materials science and design Mediated Matter group, which focuses on nature-inspired design and design-inspired nature. The research group […]

3D printing has revolutionized how we manufacture things today, from the smallest nanostructures to the tallest buildings. One institution that always seems to be right in the thick of the latest 3D printing innovations is MIT, and its materials science and...
Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor Andrew Weinreich Focuses on 3D Printing in Future Homebuilding for Podcast Episode

Entrepreneur and Startup Advisor Andrew Weinreich Focuses on 3D Printing in Future Homebuilding for Podcast Episode

It took me an embarrassingly long time to finally try listening to a podcast: I’m a fairly visual person, and I didn’t think I would enjoy just sitting and listening to something that didn’t have any video to go along with it. My husband, who knows my deep and (possibly?) unsettling love for true crime stories, […]

It took me an embarrassingly long time to finally try listening to a podcast: I’m a fairly visual person, and I didn’t think I would enjoy just sitting and listening to something that didn’t have any video to go along with it. My husband, who knows...
Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not exactly realistic – my work depends on the Internet, and I do like social interaction most […]

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not...
IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening up to new ideas and technology such as 3D printing, it seemed […]

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening...
WinSun Agrees to Provide 100 3D Printers to Saudi Arabian Contractor for 1.5 Million New Homes

WinSun Agrees to Provide 100 3D Printers to Saudi Arabian Contractor for 1.5 Million New Homes

Construction company WinSun may be based in China, but it may end up being best known for the work it does in the Middle East. WinSun was part of one of the biggest stories in 3D printed construction so far: the world’s first 3D printed office building, inaugurated in Dubai last year. A few months […]

Construction company WinSun may be based in China, but it may end up being best known for the work it does in the Middle East. WinSun was part of one of the biggest stories in 3D printed construction so far: the world’s first 3D printed office building,...
Europe Looks to Take the Lead in 3D Printed Construction Disruption

Europe Looks to Take the Lead in 3D Printed Construction Disruption

It’s hard to find a topic these days that lies outside of the conversation surrounding 3D printing. So it comes as no surprise that countries around the world are making efforts to understand the technology’s impact and to make sure that they stay ahead of the curve in terms of both adoption and innovation. The United Arab […]

It’s hard to find a topic these days that lies outside of the conversation surrounding 3D printing. So it comes as no surprise that countries around the world are making efforts to understand the technology’s impact and to make sure that they stay ahead of...
Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and already some great ideas are coming out of the second cycle. Although the government agencies […]

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and...
Dubai and Cazza Construction Technologies Announce Plans to Build World's First 3D Printed Skyscraper

Dubai and Cazza Construction Technologies Announce Plans to Build World's First 3D Printed Skyscraper

Is it any surprise anymore when Dubai announces plans to 3D print something new? Yes and no, I’d say – we’ve grown used to frequent announcements from the city-state about plans for 3D printed homes, or 3D printed laboratories, or 3D printed everything else, but we still can’t help but be astonished when Dubai goes […]

Is it any surprise anymore when Dubai announces plans to 3D print something new? Yes and no, I’d say – we’ve grown used to frequent announcements from the city-state about plans for 3D printed homes, or 3D printed laboratories, or 3D printed...
Apis Cor 3D Prints a House in 24 Hours and Creates a Technological Showcase

Apis Cor 3D Prints a House in 24 Hours and Creates a Technological Showcase

From above, the newest house in the Russian town of Stupino resembles the symbol often used on weather maps to denote the presence of a hurricane. It’s a fitting shape, as the house was constructed at hurricane speed. The product of a collaboration between Apis Cor and property development company PIK, the 38-square-meter 3D printed house […]

From above, the newest house in the Russian town of Stupino resembles the symbol often used on weather maps to denote the presence of a hurricane. It’s a fitting shape, as the house was constructed at hurricane speed. The product of a collaboration between Apis...
XtreeE and VINCI Construction Partner to Advance 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

XtreeE and VINCI Construction Partner to Advance 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

French construction firm VINCI Construction has a portfolio of projects that are striking, sturdy and sustainable, ranging from climate-controlled stadiums to bridges designed to withstand cyclones and floods. The company is not lacking in advanced technology, but they’re about to get even more advanced thanks to a new partnership with fellow French company XtreeE. The young startup specializes in large-scale […]

French construction firm VINCI Construction has a portfolio of projects that are striking, sturdy and sustainable, ranging from climate-controlled stadiums to bridges designed to withstand cyclones and floods. The company is not lacking in advanced technology, but...
Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of character or uniqueness unless a few kids get there before it dries to leave […]

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of...
European Institutions to Gather in Copenhagen for a Look at How 3D Printing is Disrupting Construction

European Institutions to Gather in Copenhagen for a Look at How 3D Printing is Disrupting Construction

Since the very beginning of our species, humans have been required to find ways to shelter themselves from weather and predators. We’ve been wonderfully creative and resourceful in terms of making use of our surroundings – we may have started out by sheltering in natural structures like caves, but once we developed tools, we started using […]

Since the very beginning of our species, humans have been required to find ways to shelter themselves from weather and predators. We’ve been wonderfully creative and resourceful in terms of making use of our surroundings – we may have started out by...
CyBe Construction Unveils New Mobile 3D Concrete Printer, the CyBe RC 3Dp

CyBe Construction Unveils New Mobile 3D Concrete Printer, the CyBe RC 3Dp

Netherlands-based CyBe Construction has only been around for a few years, but in that short time, they’ve been making some big advancements in the world of 3D concrete printing. Last year, they released their 3D printable mortar, a quick-drying environmentally friendly cement product that can be formed into load-bearing structures within an hour. The rapid drying […]

Netherlands-based CyBe Construction has only been around for a few years, but in that short time, they’ve been making some big advancements in the world of 3D concrete printing. Last year, they released their 3D printable mortar, a quick-drying environmentally...
3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about 3D printing, but it’s becoming widespread; it’s even […]

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when...
Jiayuan International Group Partners with WinSun to 3D Print Landscaping Projects, Will Eventually Move Up to Buildings

Jiayuan International Group Partners with WinSun to 3D Print Landscaping Projects, Will Eventually Move Up to Buildings

Property developer Jiayuan International Group is plenty successful already, with an impressive portfolio of property development projects covering approximately 2.6 million square meters across China’s Jiangsu Province. The company specializes in both residential and commercial complexes, for which they’ve won numerous awards over the course of the last several years. Jiayuan International is looking to further […]

Property developer Jiayuan International Group is plenty successful already, with an impressive portfolio of property development projects covering approximately 2.6 million square meters across China’s Jiangsu Province. The company specializes in both...
Cazza Construction Technologies is Ready to Populate the World With 3D Printed Smart Cities

Cazza Construction Technologies is Ready to Populate the World With 3D Printed Smart Cities

It won’t be long before the cities of the world begin to look very differently than we know them now. 3D printed houses and other buildings have gone from a distant fantasy to a reality seemingly overnight, and 3D printed construction technology is advancing at an almost dizzying pace. New companies – and new technologies […]

It won’t be long before the cities of the world begin to look very differently than we know them now. 3D printed houses and other buildings have gone from a distant fantasy to a reality seemingly overnight, and 3D printed construction technology is advancing at...

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