3d printed construction

Homed Project Uses 3D Printing to Provide Temporary Accommodation for Homeless

Homed Project Uses 3D Printing to Provide Temporary Accommodation for Homeless

Every major city has problems with homelessness. New York City, however, is one of the worst: the Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 61,000 people are sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters every night, with thousands more spending the nights on the streets, subways, or other public spaces. The problem is a complicated […]

Every major city has problems with homelessness. New York City, however, is one of the worst: the Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 61,000 people are sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters every night, with thousands more spending the nights...
Canadian Construction Company 3D Prints Structural Steel Studs to Build Homes

Canadian Construction Company 3D Prints Structural Steel Studs to Build Homes

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges, are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially. Vancouver-based LifeTec Construction Group Inc. is working on several private projects with its technology, which can […]

3D printed structures, like houses, office buildings, and bridges, are much more common than they were even a few years ago, and a construction company in Vancouver is introducing new disruptive technology that can accelerate the building process exponentially....
Proposal Uses 3D Printing to Rebuild Mosul

Proposal Uses 3D Printing to Rebuild Mosul

This year, the Iraqi army defeated the Islamic State in Mosul. ISIS took over the city in June 2014 and held it for three years until the army pushed them out. It was a great day for the inhabitants of the city, but also a bittersweet one, as ISIS left a swath of devastation in […]

This year, the Iraqi army defeated the Islamic State in Mosul. ISIS took over the city in June 2014 and held it for three years until the army pushed them out. It was a great day for the inhabitants of the city, but also a bittersweet one, as ISIS left a swath of...
Group of Russian Machining and 3D Printing Companies Constructs 3D Printed Residential House

Group of Russian Machining and 3D Printing Companies Constructs 3D Printed Residential House

Using 3D printing technology in the construction sector has led to bridges, an office building and a laboratory in Dubai, a hotel and tiny houses, and even full-size homes and villages. In February, a group of European construction experts met in Copenhagen to discuss how 3D printing is changing construction, and came to the conclusion that […]

Using 3D printing technology in the construction sector has led to bridges, an office building and a laboratory in Dubai, a hotel and tiny houses, and even full-size homes and villages. In February, a group of European construction experts met in Copenhagen to discuss...
3D Printed Concrete Bridge in the Netherlands Officially Open to Cyclists

3D Printed Concrete Bridge in the Netherlands Officially Open to Cyclists

In 2015, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands began developing a giant concrete 3D printer as part of a large-scale research project. The massive 3D printer, which includes a concrete mixing pump and is constructed of a four-axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0×4.5×3 m3, was introduced last summer at a public […]

In 2015, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands began developing a giant concrete 3D printer as part of a large-scale research project. The massive 3D printer, which includes a concrete mixing pump and is constructed of a four-axis gantry...
Cazza Construction Technologies Introduces 3D Printing Construction Robots and Sees High Demand

Cazza Construction Technologies Introduces 3D Printing Construction Robots and Sees High Demand

We first heard about California-based technology startup Cazza Construction Technologies last November, when it entered the scene with its ambitious goal of constructing 3D printed smart cities all around the world. The 3D printing construction technology company got off to a good start when it announced a collaboration with Dubai, and pledged to provide the […]

We first heard about California-based technology startup Cazza Construction Technologies last November, when it entered the scene with its ambitious goal of constructing 3D printed smart cities all around the world. The 3D printing construction technology company got...
Cucuyo: New Museum Café is a Functional 3D Printed Work of Art

Cucuyo: New Museum Café is a Functional 3D Printed Work of Art

“Cucuyo” means firefly in Spanish, and fireflies are what inspired the design of Cucuyo, the newest café at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The mobile café resembles a glistening cocoon, and it’s both a work of art and a dining option, serving coffee, sandwiches and other light fare. Managed by Starr Catering Group, the structure looks like […]

“Cucuyo” means firefly in Spanish, and fireflies are what inspired the design of Cucuyo, the newest café at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The mobile café resembles a glistening cocoon, and it’s both a work of art and a dining option, serving coffee,...
Rusnano Sistema Sicar Invests In Apis Cor's 3D Printing Construction Technology

Rusnano Sistema Sicar Invests In Apis Cor's 3D Printing Construction Technology

By now, there are several companies working in the field of 3D printed construction, offering giant 3D printers capable of laying down foundations and walls faster than human hands can manage. One of the first to make a name for itself, though, was Apis Cor, a startup with offices in Russia and San Francisco. The […]

By now, there are several companies working in the field of 3D printed construction, offering giant 3D printers capable of laying down foundations and walls faster than human hands can manage. One of the first to make a name for itself, though, was Apis Cor, a startup...
3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating alternatives to aspects that don’t work. The designer then chooses the solution that works best for the […]

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating...
3D Printed Translucent Building Façades Let the Light In

3D Printed Translucent Building Façades Let the Light In

Imagine being in a building in which soft light comes in on all sides. It’s fully protected from the elements, private, and enclosed, but translucent. That’s the concept that researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed. Using a 3D printer, they have created a sample of a building façade that is both translucent […]

Imagine being in a building in which soft light comes in on all sides. It’s fully protected from the elements, private, and enclosed, but translucent. That’s the concept that researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed. Using a...
3D Printhuset Breaks Ground on 3D Printed Building in Copenhagen

3D Printhuset Breaks Ground on 3D Printed Building in Copenhagen

By now, there have been many 3D printed houses and other buildings appearing across the world, but you may have noticed one thing about them: they tend to be constructed in the same areas, such as China and Dubai. There hasn’t been much in the way of 3D printed construction in Europe, at least not […]

By now, there have been many 3D printed houses and other buildings appearing across the world, but you may have noticed one thing about them: they tend to be constructed in the same areas, such as China and Dubai. There hasn’t been much in the way of 3D printed...
Branch Technology and Foster + Partners Take First Place Again in Latest Round of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Branch Technology and Foster + Partners Take First Place Again in Latest Round of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

It’s an amazing thought that many people alive on Earth today might, in their lifetimes, see humans landing on – and even living on – Mars. It’s even more likely that we’ll see people living and working long-term on the moon before that. And when either of those days come, it’s extremely likely that people […]

It’s an amazing thought that many people alive on Earth today might, in their lifetimes, see humans landing on – and even living on – Mars. It’s even more likely that we’ll see people living and working long-term on the moon before that....
US Army 3D Prints Barracks From Locally Sourced Concrete

US Army 3D Prints Barracks From Locally Sourced Concrete

We’ve been hearing a lot about the US military’s use of 3D printing lately. The Army just released a new report on its use of 3D printing, and just today we learned about the Marine Corps’ research into portable 3D printing labs. Now, a three-year Army program has resulted in a 3D printed barracks, also known […]

We’ve been hearing a lot about the US military’s use of 3D printing lately. The Army just released a new report on its use of 3D printing, and just today we learned about the Marine Corps’ research into portable 3D printing labs. Now, a three-year...
Chinese Bridge Sports New, Extra-Strength 3D Printed Railings

Chinese Bridge Sports New, Extra-Strength 3D Printed Railings

In the Chinese city of Nanjing, a well-traveled bridge was deemed unsafe – namely, its railings weren’t stable enough. According to Li Jin, Chairman of Nanjing Jiayi Precision Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd, replacing the railings using traditional means would have taken at least a month. If you’ve had to deal with bridge construction on any of […]

In the Chinese city of Nanjing, a well-traveled bridge was deemed unsafe – namely, its railings weren’t stable enough. According to Li Jin, Chairman of Nanjing Jiayi Precision Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd, replacing the railings using traditional means...
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...
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