3d printed construction

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.,…

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…

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…

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,”…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…