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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 In fact, the concrete 3D printing we now see across the sector may seem incredibly outdated…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…

Design for Disruption: 3D Printing Design for Installation

With 3D printing we have the ability to redesign existing parts. We can do this to get them to work in a 3D printed form, or to optimize for cost….

Dream 3D Printing Soonicorns: Essentium, ICON & More

As of July 2021, 291 companies achieved the coveted mythical $1 billion status, far surpassing any previous year’s peak, according to financial platform Crunchbase. With 2021 proving to be a…

Massive 3D Printed Park Erected in Shenzen, China

Forget the mutually reinforcing buildup of their respective militaries – the real battle between the United States and China is in the field of 3D printing! You’ve probably heard of…

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3D Printed House Tour: ICON Finishes Nation’s “First” 3D Printed Housing Development

Additive construction startup ICON has gone from 3D printing rocket pads to launching like a rocket, recently raking in $207 million in Series B funding. This occurred in the very…

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ICON’s Concrete 3D Printing Tech Receives $207M in Funding

Within the same month, ICON unveiled a 3D printed Martian habitat and the largest 3D printed structure in North America, a barracks for the Texas Military Department. Now, the additive…

Concrete 3D Printing and Robots: Diamond Age Receives $8M in Seed Funding

Yet another additive construction startup is joining the increasingly competitive, yet still niche segment. Diamond Age is presenting itself as a “full stack robotics” firm aiming to automate the construction…

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The Largest 3D Printed Structure in North America: a Military Barracks in Texas

ICON’s latest 3D printed training barracks structure in Texas signals another positive step for the additive construction industry. Described by the company as the largest 3D printed structure in North…

Concrete 3D Printing to Make UK’s HS2 High Speed Rail Infrastructure

It’s abundantly clear that fossil fuel-driven transport needs to be replaced, but more rail infrastructure is only as “green” as the materials and energy it uses. Currently under construction, the…

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…