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NASA Funds Contour Crafting’s Material Transport Tech for Lunar Construction

We recently reported that NASA was funding more than 20 3D printing-related proposals as part of its 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program….

House 3D Printing, Bacterial Materials, and More Awarded by 3D Pioneers Challenge

The 3D Pioneers Challenge awards the best and most innovative breakthrough projects in 3D printing. This year, the jury selected projects from around the world across several categories, including medtech,…

200 3D Printed Houses Planned by Alquist 3D and Black Buffalo

Alquist 3D is a Virginia-based additive construction (AC) company, specializing in printing affordable, cement-based residential homes. Earlier this year, we covered a story about Alquist printing the first owner-occupied residential…

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World’s Largest Concrete 3D Printing Facility Opened by GE Renewable Energy

The more that the renewable energy and additive manufacturing (AM) sectors evolve, the clearer it becomes how much the two industries have to offer one another. So far, this has…

House 3D Printing Startup COBOD Builds Distribution Partnership PERI Group

Towards the end of 2021, the Danish additive construction (AC) company, COBOD International, made headlines thanks to a handful of projects that were completed by multiple COBOD customers in the…

Airbnb Alums Join House 3D Printing Startup Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings, an Oakland-based additive construction (AC) firm, recently announced three key hires that fill crucial leadership positions at the company. This comes at a time when Mighty Buildings is…

Ford Uses 3D Printing to Restore Michigan Central Station

Whereas concrete 3D printing is making all of the headlines, there are more uses for 3D printing in construction that are underexposed. One that has vexed me for a few…

First 3D Printed Houses Completed by Indian Army

The Military Engineering Services (MES), one of the oldest and most significant departments within India’s Ministry of Defence, recently announced that it finished construction on two 3D printed houses, built…

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Tour ICON’s Newly Unveiled 3D Printed “House Zero” During SXSW Festival

Additive construction technology powerhouse ICON has finalized the construction of the highly anticipated “House Zero” and will open its doors for tours on March 13 and 14, 2022. Developed in…

3D Printed House Startup ICON Raises $185M

Austin-based ICON is a startup on the move. After raising $207 million in a Series B in August 2021, the additive construction firm has extended that round with an additional…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 16, 2022: Awards, Business, Construction 3D Printing, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re sharing good news that the TCT Awards are back this year! Then on to business, as CORE Industrial has acquired another manufacturing company,…

House 3D Printing Firm Uproots Resident’s Home, Job in Pennsylvania

Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, dedicated to additive construction, is paving ground for a new 150,000-square-foot facility in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for workers and residents in the area, the $35.7…

Habitat for Humanity 3D Printed Home Owner Moves in Just in Time for Christmas

In November of last year, we covered a story about Danish additive construction company COBOD’s entry into the U.S. market. This included four different residential projects in three different states…

Foam 3D Printing in Construction Cuts Concrete Use by 70 Percent

As exciting as 3D printed buildings are, the additive construction industry is only beginning. In fact, the concrete 3D printing we now see across the sector may seem incredibly outdated…

“World’s Largest Real Concrete 3D Printed Building” Goes up in Oman

COBOD’s additive construction technology has been deployed worldwide, from Germany to Kenya, the U.S. to Belgium. The latest location for the Danish firm’s construction 3D printer is Oman, where COBOD…

SpaceX 3D Printed Building Under Construction in Texas

SpaceX has already established itself as a pioneer in the 3D printing of rocket parts, even seeing one of its engineers launch his own successful rocket 3D printing startup. Additionally,…

Indonesia to Start Trial-Run of 3D Printed Buildings

Stories about the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in construction seem to usually be about a handful of nations — especially the United States and China — so it’s always…

Holcim and COBOD Build First 3D Printed House in Kenya

Previously, 14Trees, a joint venture between cement giant Holcim and CDC Group, used a BOD2 3D printer from COBOD to make a demonstration house. As we reported earlier this week,…

Holcim to 3D Print 52 Houses in Kenya

Swiss cement giant Holcim has announced that it will be launching the largest 3D printed house project in Africa with a 52-building housing complex in Kenya. Dubbed Mvule Gardens, the…

WASP Displays New 3D Printers and Sustainable Innovation at Formnext 2021

From zero impact houses, 3D printed with raw earth and rice processing waste in Italy, to beautiful stores for high-fashion brands in Dubai, additive construction firm WASP is open for…

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Glamorously Chic 3D Printed Dior Concept Store in Dubai

One of the biggest innovators in Dubai’s 3D printing scene has recently been WASP (short for World’s Advanced Saving Project). The pioneering Italian 3D printer manufacturer specializing in sustainable additive…

ICON’s 3D Printing Construction Technology to Build 100 New Homes in Texas

A large-scale neighborhood of 3D printed homes is set to break ground in the Austin, Texas, area in 2022. The 100-home community, co-designed by international architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group,…

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Carnegie Mellon University Reinventing Eco-Friendly Architecture with 3D Printed Reclaimed Concrete

Pittsburgh continues to reinvent what it means to be the Steel City, turning to advanced new manufacturing tools and ideas to move toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Carnegie Mellon…

MX3D 3D Prints Lunar Flooring for ESA to Test 3D Printing on the Moon

The European Space Agency (ESA) is backing architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in developing a habitat to be built on the moon. A prototype for a skeletal floor has…