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UK Utility Company Launches Hub for Wastewater “Printfrastructure”

With homebuilding serving as the primary marketing vehicle for additive construction (AC), we’re starting to see concrete 3D printing further drive its way into other areas of the architecture, engineering,…

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Changing the Landscape: 1Print Co-Founder Adam Friedman on His Unique Approach to 3D Printed Construction

Additive construction (AC) is much more versatile than it seems, at first: as natural as it is to focus on the exciting prospect of automated home construction, there’s far more…

Construction 3D Printing CEO Reflects on Being Female in Construction

Natalie Wadley, CEO of ChangeMaker3D, could hear the words of her daughter sitting next to her resounding in her head. “Mum, MUM, you’ve won!” Wadley had just won the prestigious…

Fire-resistant 3D Printed Accessory Dwelling Unit Unveiled by RIC

RIC Technology is constructing what it is calling “the first” fire-resistant accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in Walnut, California. An ADU is a small living space that serves as a supplementary…

U.S. Government Boosts Advanced Manufacturing with Three New Developments

Though the traction began building before the 2020 election, the Biden Administration has rolled out a slew of overarching initiatives that are reshaping how the U.S. will look going forward….

Completed Data Center Is Europe’s Largest 3D Printed Building

As exciting as 3D printed homes are, particularly when part of a feel-good story, it is the industrial applications of the technology that may represent the maturity of the additive…

Indian Billionaire Family 3D Prints Office in 40 Hours

Additive construction (AC) is exploding at what seems like an unexpected rate. A technology that once seemed like novelty is now being deployed for numerous tangible projects. One area of…

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How 3D Printing Can Speed up Biden’s $30B Rail Strategy

In a groundbreaking move, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced a monumental $8.2 billion investment in 10 passenger rail projects spanning the nation, including high-speed…

3D Printing News Briefs, December 2, 2023: Metal Powder, Additive Construction, & More

We’re kicking things off with business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Mintek, South Africa’s national mineral research organization, has acquired an AMAZEMET machine. Then we move on to…

3D Printing News Briefs, October 21, 2023: 3D Printed Molds, Bridges, & More

We’ll kick things off in 3D Printing News Briefs with business, and then move on to critical spare parts for the battleground, an analysis of 3D printed vs. wood molds,…

3D Printed Homes Begin Sales in Japan

While COBOD has dominated the field of additive construction (AC) globally, other firms have begun to compete on both national and international levels. In Japan, Serendix became the first company…

India’s First 3D Printed Post Office Opens for Business

While additive construction (AC) is booming the world over, India is among a handful of countries that leads the pack for widespread and high-profile adoption. Most recently, the nation inaugurated…

California’s First 3D Printed Home Heralds Bright Future for Wildfire Victims

About three years ago, my family and I decided to abandon Ashland, Oregon, a town we called home and where my wife gave birth to two sons. We had grown…

3D Printed Retaining Wall Installed in UK, Complete with Sensors and Digital Twin

As impressive as 3D printed houses may be, additive construction (AC) may have much larger implications beyond the field of housing. This is particularly true given the funding of the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Arkema Pebax, Voxeljet, Urban Reef, Xtree, CSAIL

Arkema is offering 3D printed parts from its castor oil bio-based Pebax Rnew elastomers from Erpro 3D Factory. This is a lightweight, energy return elastomeric material that is a block…

Concrete Dreams: 3D Printing for Military Construction Enables New Tactics, Pt. 2

The U.S. military is taking an extraordinary interest in 3D printing for construction, with the U.S. Army in particular looking at swarm 3D printing and making better concrete for additive…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Thing Memberships, Formwork and Deutsche Bahn

Both Thangs and Prusa Research-owned Printables announced memberships for exclusive models to support their platforms and creators. This could greatly encourage new open source creations, or it could reduce the…

On the Ground with COBOD Construction 3D Printing at Ohio State

This winter, The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), which is one of the country’s largest additive research groups, received a COBOD BOD2 3D construction printer…

Concrete Dreams: Construction 3D Printing for the Military

The United States military has a high interest in 3D printing for construction. It is researching swarm construction, has awarded $3.2 million to research better concrete for 3D printing, funded hempcrete,…

XtreeE Grows Construction 3D Printing Network to 12 Global Sites

Since its foundation in 2015, French startup XtreeE has steadily grown from additive construction (AC) research at ENSA Paris-Malaquais (The National School of Architecture Paris) to becoming a fully-fledged business…

3D Printing Webinar & Event Roundup: April 2, 2023

You can breathe easy this week, because it will be much less hectic than last week, at least in terms of 3D printing webinars and events to attend! There will…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Silicone Support and Concrete in New Zealand and Saudi

Support material for silicone has been difficult to do. Now a team at the University of Florida has developed a material that has low interfacial tension between itself and the…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Metal 3D Printing Pen, Shell Wall 3D Printing

Korean researchers have developed a new 3D Printing Metal technology. The technology uses an arc plasma heat source but continuously deposits molten droplets of metal letting one print overhangs and other…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: $3.4m for Soil & Concrete 3D Printing, Sensor Insoles & Embedded Encoders

The University of Arkansas has gotten $3.4 million in funding to improve concrete 3D printing. The money comes from Applied Research Associates which is distributing it on behalf of the…