3d printed construction

How to 3D Print a Bicycle Bridge? Study Discusses Dutch Concrete Printing Project

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company  BAM Infra, and was…

SEArch+ and Apis Cor Take Top Prize in Latest Level of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Since NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge began, it has been fascinating to follow the competition as it moves through its multiple levels and phases. At its inception in 2014 the…

Study Highlights Options for Reinforcing 3D Printed Concrete

3D printing with concrete is causing a shift in the construction industry, but as some experts have pointed out, we need to be careful not to get too caught up…

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 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)….

3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface in Latest Design for Habitat Challenge

NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has seen several companies competing for a high honor – to design the first habitats for humans on Mars and the moon. Using 3D printing,…

3D Printhuset Introduces the BOD2 Construction 3D Printer

One of the leaders of the 3D printed construction movement has been 3D Printhuset. Late last year, the Danish company completed 3D printing on the Building on Demand, or BOD,…

Makelab Founders Discuss 3D Printing and Sustainability

Makelab is a 3D printing service bureau located in New York City and run by Co-Founders and Managing Partners Christina Perla and Manny Mota. The company is passionate about 3D…

AM.NUS’ New Construction 3D Printing Programme Starts Out in the Toilet

3D printing has enabled the construction industry to lower costs and ramp up production speeds, along with using better building materials and designs to make improved, eco-friendly structures. The Centre for Additive…

Australian Company Mirreco to 3D Print Homes from Hemp

The fact that there continue to be advances in the areas of green building should come as no surprise. What is fascinating to watch, however, are the ways in which…

Tiny Houses for Rich People: Walden Monterey Community Introduces 3D Printed Pods

Millennials are commonly known for eschewing the lifestyle choices of previous generations, choosing to do things differently and, often, more conscientiously when it comes to the Earth and the environment….

Constructora Conconcreto Finishes Colombia’s First 3D Printed House

3D printed construction is springing up all over the world. Dubai has famously proclaimed that it plans to have a significant percentage of its homes 3D printed in the near…

Luminous 3D Printed Pavilion Highlights Courtyard of Chinese Bed and Breakfast

In the Chinese village of Shanyinwu, in Tonglu County in Huangzhou, is a pleasant-looking stone bed and breakfast that occupies a sloping plot facing a reservoir with a hillside filling…

3D Printhuset Breaks Through the Hype Around 3D Printed Construction

There’s been a lot of excitement around 3D printed construction lately – particularly around the speed at which houses can be 3D printed. Just a few days ago, Spanish startup…

Spanish Startup 3D Prints Houses in 12 Hours or Less

It seems as though the world is filling up with 3D printed houses these days. Designs for a tiny 3D printed cabin and a sustainable 3D printed house offer solutions to housing crises…

MX3D’s 3D Printed Bridge Project Takes One More Step Closer to Completion

In Amsterdam, as the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal winds through the city, a series of more than 1,000 bridges are in place to help pedestrians get from one side to the other….

One-Bedroom House Showcases the Benefits of 3D Printing

Next month, from April 17th to 22nd, Milan, Italy will be hosting its Design Week, Salone del Mobile, a massive trade show aimed at designers of all things for the home,…

3D Printable Self Reinforced Strain Hardening Cement Composite Developed at University of Michigan

Concrete has been in use as far back as 6,500 BCE when the Bedouins in Southern Syria and Northern Jordan used it in construction. More famously, the Romans used concrete…

What Possibilities Does the Future Hold for 3D Printed Construction?

There is no doubt that 3D printing will impact the design and production of buildings, whether residential or commercial. Efforts are underway to understand how traditional building materials, techniques, and…

10 of the Most-Read 3D Printing Stories of 2017

At 3DPrint.com, we publish a lot of stories over the course of a year; 2,500 in 2017. As the news comes in and goes out to our readers, we take…

Winsun Uses Recycled Material to 3D Print Sustainable Bus Stop in China

When you’re waiting outside for public transportation, it’s nice to have someplace to sit down and get out of the elements – that’s why they invented the simple, but ingenious,…

17 Top 3D Printing Themes of 2017

2017 has been, by any measure, an eventful year, and as always the end of December brings us to a retrospective season as we look back on all that has…

CyBe Construction Demonstrates Speed, 3D Printing Five Concrete Benches in One Day

3D printed concrete construction is something that seemed laughable one moment, then the next moment was happening everywhere. Multiple companies sprang up with their own concrete 3D printers and printing…

3D Printing Completed on 3D Printhuset’s Building On Demand

3D Printhuset works fast – or it may be more accurate to say the company’s 3D printers work fast. In early September, 3D Printhuset began construction on what would be…