additive construction

First 3D Printed House in Germany Officially Opens

After unveiling the building in October 2020, the PERI Group announced the official opening of the first 3D printed home in Germany. Cutting the ribbon on the 160 m2, two-story…

Mighty Buildings Takes in $22M to Advance Construction 3D Printing

Mighty Buildings has just added another $22 million to its Series B funding round, during which it had already raised $40 million. In total, the Oakland, California startup has collected…

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1960s Artwork Returns to Life With WASP’s Crane 3D Printing Technology

Once again, crane 3D printing company WASP captivates us with a new earthly design that blends art and culture with sustainable living. This time, the innovative Italian firm teamed up…

Dar Al Arkan to Build Saudi Kingdom’s First 3D Printed Home

In the 3D printing industry, companies often boast about their printing accomplishments without having the evidence to back up their claims. Everyone wants to be the leader in the race…

How a Team of Students 3D Printed a Lunar Rocket Pad Prototype

Early in 2021, a multidisciplinary team designed and tested the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad prototype for lunar missions. Built at a Texas Military Department location in Camp Swift,…

MX3D Installs Metal 3D Printed Bridge in Amsterdam

It has been a long wait, but, after two years of anticipation, Dutch 3D printing startup MX3D has finally installed its metal 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. When first announced…

“World’s First” 3D Printed School Opens in Malawi, Africa

The first 3D printed school has been inaugurated in Malawi, thanks to 14Trees, a joint venture between LafargeHolcim and the CDC Group, and a BOD2 3D printer from COBOD. The…

Swiss Chemical Giant Sika Introduces Concrete 3D Printer

If there was any doubt that additive construction was becoming a serious sector, those doubts should be eliminated now. Sika Corporation has unveiled its own concrete 3D printing technology. Tackling…

Microlight3D Awarded Funds to Enable Radiative Cooling Concrete with 3D Printing

As industrial society attempts to transition to more sustainable means of operating, there are countless endeavors underway to modify our existing ways of living to have a less negative impact…

PERI Group 3D Prints Habitat for Humanity’s First Home

Outside of WinSun, the firm that seems to be progressing the most quickly in the additive construction sector is the PERI Group. The German construction company has been using its…

3D Printed Housing Community in Rancho Mirage Hits Coding Roadblock

Earlier this year, it was announced that housing developer Palari Group had partnered with additive construction startup Mighty Buildings to 3D print 15 homes in Rancho Mirage, California.  However, the…

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ICON Unveils New Concrete 3D Printer and “House Zero” 3D Printed Home Design

Based in Austin, Texas, ICON is among the pioneers in additive construction. Alongside firms like COBOD and WinSun, the company has achieved some of the most significant progress in 3D…

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Saint-Gobain Buys Eindhoven Concrete 3D Printing Factory

Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix announced that it would purchase the stake held by construction company BAM in the Eindhoven Concrete 3D Printing factory that was previously a joint initiative. This means…

BASF and BigRep Partner for Construction 3D Printing Material for Concrete Formworks

Additive construction is building up in a big way, but as Executive Editor Joris Peels has noted, the real power of 3D printing in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)…

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Baubot 3D Printing Robot is a Construction Site’s New Helper

Additive construction is currently in the early stages of its evolution and commercialization, with just a handful of businesses demonstrating the possibilities of this emerging technology. In most cases, they…

COBOD’s 2020 Financial Results Confirm Profitable Growth for Construction 3D Printing

It turns out that 2020 was an excellent year for Danish firm COBOD. The cement 3D printer manufacturer reported a gross profit of DKK 9.3 million ($1.5 million) for 2020…

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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

World’s First 3D Printed Community Starts Development in California

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings have announced what could become the world’s first community of 3D printed homes. The community, which is slated to be zero net energy, will be…

Branch Technology Installs 3D Printed Façade on Local Credit Union

Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Branch Technology has been making steady progress with its unique additive construction technology, including a recent $11 million infusion to expand its fleet of 3D printers. Its latest…

First 3D Printed Building Erected in Florida via BOD2 Printer

COBOD may be the fastest growing firm in the additive construction sector. After achieving several milestones in Europe, Africa and Asia in 2020, the Danish firm announced that a U.S….

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Construction 3D Printing Mighty Buildings Raises $40M in Series B

Oakland startup Mighty Buildings is already building up hopes for additive construction in the U.S. After garnering a great deal of attention in the past year for its “beautiful, sustainable…

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De-Hyper: Are 3D Printed Homes the Answer to the Housing Crisis? Probably Not.

Additive construction is taking off much more quickly than this author had anticipated. We’ve seen an increasing number of “firsts”, from the “first” 3D printed building in Germany to the…

Aectual Circular Allows 3D Printed Architecture Pieces to Be Recycled

Dutch additive design firm Aectual has launched a beta design-to-delivery program, as well as an online store, for its 3D printed architectural and interior products. Now, it’s possible to purchase…

Branch Technology Raises $11M to Grow “Largest Fleet” of Construction 3D Printers

Branch Technology has announced that it has closed an $11 million funding round for its additive construction technology. With its 2018 Series A round, this brings the startup’s total funding…