additive construction

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…

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Three Floor 3D Printed Apartment Building Begins Construction

We’re now beginning to see additive construction develop into something more than vaporware and pipe dreams. Whereas the astounding concrete 3D printing projects from WinSun were shrouded in mystery and…

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Project Olympus: ICON Chosen by NASA to Develop Moon Base 3D Printing Tech

The hype around additive construction continues to grow. Unlike the days in which WinSun would “3D print” a six-story apartment building, we’re seeing numerous projects undertaken by a variety of…

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PERI Unveils First Residential 3D Printed Building in Germany

Global formwork and scaffolding manufacturer PERI is building Germany’s first 3D printed residential house. Using 3D construction printers from Danish manufacturer COBOD and HeidelbergCement‘s concrete material – designed specifically for…

Reinforced Plastic 3D Printed Footbridge by DSM and Royal HaskoningDHV to Be Installed 2020

DSM and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV will collaborate with the Dutch city of Rotterdam to build a 3D printed circular composite footbridge. I was initially extremely skeptical about fiber reinforced…

“World’s Largest” 3D Printed Building Unveiled in Dubai

When news comes out that Dubai wants to 3D print 25 percent of its new buildings by 2025, it’s hard to know quite what to make of it. The first…