concrete 3d printing

3D Printed Concrete Bridge in the Netherlands Officially Open to Cyclists

3D Printed Concrete Bridge in the Netherlands Officially Open to Cyclists

In 2015, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands began developing a giant concrete 3D printer as part of a large-scale research project. The massive 3D printer, which includes a concrete mixing pump and is constructed of a four-axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0×4.5×3 m3, was introduced last summer at a public […]

In 2015, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands began developing a giant concrete 3D printer as part of a large-scale research project. The massive 3D printer, which includes a concrete mixing pump and is constructed of a four-axis gantry...
TU/e and BAM Infra Get to Work on 3D Printed Concrete Bicycle Bridge

TU/e and BAM Infra Get to Work on 3D Printed Concrete Bicycle Bridge

About a year ago, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) introduced a gigantic 3D printer capable of 3D printing concrete. Now, the university has used that 3D printer to begin printing a new concrete pedestrian and bike bridge in collaboration with Netherlands company BAM Infra. TU/e is calling the bridge the world’s first to be 3D printed […]

About a year ago, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) introduced a gigantic 3D printer capable of 3D printing concrete. Now, the university has used that 3D printer to begin printing a new concrete pedestrian and bike bridge in collaboration with Netherlands...
CyBe Construction Announces That 3D Printing is Complete for Dubai's R&Drone Laboratory

CyBe Construction Announces That 3D Printing is Complete for Dubai's R&Drone Laboratory

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Dubai opened the doors of the first 3D printed office building. The United Arab Emirates city state recognizes the necessity for standardization in 3D printed construction, and said that 25% of all its new buildings will be 3D printed by the year 2030. This prediction is well […]

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Dubai opened the doors of the first 3D printed office building. The United Arab Emirates city state recognizes the necessity for standardization in 3D printed construction, and said that 25% of all its new...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2017

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. A concrete 3D printer prototype was […]

3D printing, investments, and filaments, oh my! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, Cytosurge’s FluidFM 3D printer wins an award at the IDTechEX Show!, while Print the Future is the first, and only, 3D printed furniture company to display at the largest...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an award, and Mouser Electronics has released video footage of the winning ISS Design Challenge […]

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an...
3D Printing on Kickstarter Today: 3D Printers, Enclosures, Materials, Gadgets, Smart Mirrors and Castles

3D Printing on Kickstarter Today: 3D Printers, Enclosures, Materials, Gadgets, Smart Mirrors and Castles

One of my favorite movies is the 1985 classic The Goonies, about a group of misfit kids, led by adorable, asthmatic Mikey, who go on an adventure to find a buried treasure and save their neighborhood. One of my favorite characters is young inventor Data, who has a knack for making potentially useful inventions that mostly end […]

One of my favorite movies is the 1985 classic The Goonies, about a group of misfit kids, led by adorable, asthmatic Mikey, who go on an adventure to find a buried treasure and save their neighborhood. One of my favorite characters is young inventor Data, who has a...
Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Dubai Future Accelerators Team Develops Inexpensive, Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Cement 3D Printing Material

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and already some great ideas are coming out of the second cycle. Although the government agencies […]

Last month, the second cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerators program got underway, after a successful initial launch last summer. The program’s goal is to bring together startups and government agencies to solve the issues of the future through technology, and...
Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of character or uniqueness unless a few kids get there before it dries to leave […]

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of...
3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about 3D printing, but it’s becoming widespread; it’s even […]

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when...
Chinese Construction Company 3D Prints an Entire Two-Story House On-Site in 45 Days

Chinese Construction Company 3D Prints an Entire Two-Story House On-Site in 45 Days

How long does it take to build a house? Obviously it depends on the size of the house and other factors, but somewhere around six or seven months is a good estimate. Chinese construction company HuaShang Tengda thinks that’s pretty funny, and have essentially laughed in the face of traditional construction by 3D printing a 400-square-meter, two-story […]

How long does it take to build a house? Obviously it depends on the size of the house and other factors, but somewhere around six or seven months is a good estimate. Chinese construction company HuaShang Tengda thinks that’s pretty funny, and have essentially...
To Infinity and Beyond: Dutch Architect Plans to 3D Print a House in an Infinite Loop

To Infinity and Beyond: Dutch Architect Plans to 3D Print a House in an Infinite Loop

A Möbius strip may look simple, but it’s a mind-boggling mathematical phenomenon. It’s easy to make one – cut a strip of paper or ribbon, give it a little twist, then tape or glue it back together, and you have a strip of material that seemingly only has one side. Pretty cool, right? Now imagine doing the […]

A Möbius strip may look simple, but it’s a mind-boggling mathematical phenomenon. It’s easy to make one – cut a strip of paper or ribbon, give it a little twist, then tape or glue it back together, and you have a strip of material that seemingly only...
3D Printing in Concrete to Expand Substantially, Projected to be $56.4 Million Industry by 2021

3D Printing in Concrete to Expand Substantially, Projected to be $56.4 Million Industry by 2021

Construction is one of the main areas 3D printing has been projected to impact substantially, all along. It also tends to be the example of choice for critics asking what happened to all those lofty architectural plans that have yet to be seen on the ground. There aren’t 3D printers in every home yet, and […]

Construction is one of the main areas 3D printing has been projected to impact substantially, all along. It also tends to be the example of choice for critics asking what happened to all those lofty architectural plans that have yet to be seen on the ground. There...
Now THIS is Upcycling: UCLA Researchers Capture Carbon Emissions & 3D Print Them Into New Material, CO2NCRETE

Now THIS is Upcycling: UCLA Researchers Capture Carbon Emissions & 3D Print Them Into New Material, CO2NCRETE

Often, it seems as if concrete is the glue that holds the world together under our busy feet, and wheels–from the smooth driveway you backed out of this morning with that first hot cup of coffee in hand–to the foundation underneath as you traversed the pathway into work. And that’s just a beginning. What about […]

Often, it seems as if concrete is the glue that holds the world together under our busy feet, and wheels–from the smooth driveway you backed out of this morning with that first hot cup of coffee in hand–to the foundation underneath as you traversed the...
The Jamming Phenomenon: 3D Printing with String & Rocks May Change the Face of Architecture

The Jamming Phenomenon: 3D Printing with String & Rocks May Change the Face of Architecture

Just pull the string and the whole thing comes down. While that’s some highly engineered string, the concept may simplify the world of architecture and construction in terms of materials and structure forever. Using reversible concrete, the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT and Gramazio Kohler Research of ETH Zurich are shaking up the traditional idea of what […]

Just pull the string and the whole thing comes down. While that’s some highly engineered string, the concept may simplify the world of architecture and construction in terms of materials and structure forever. Using reversible concrete, the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT...
"Fossilized" Project Takes a Creative but Practical Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

"Fossilized" Project Takes a Creative but Practical Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

Concrete is usually not a material that one associates with artistic expression. It’s a utilitarian material, meant to be poured and scraped, walked upon or leaned against. 3D printing, however, has revitalized concrete’s creative potential. Incredible shapes and textures have been created by artists armed with concrete and 3D printers, but the material’s functional attributes […]

Concrete is usually not a material that one associates with artistic expression. It’s a utilitarian material, meant to be poured and scraped, walked upon or leaned against. 3D printing, however, has revitalized concrete’s creative potential. Incredible...
Student-Built Concrete 3D Printer Gets an Upgrade and a New 10'x10'x10' Build Envelope

Student-Built Concrete 3D Printer Gets an Upgrade and a New 10'x10'x10' Build Envelope

Concrete 3D printers are big business right now, with major companies in the US, China, the Netherlands and more investing in developing a large-scale machine capable of instantly fabricating large concrete structures and hopefully even an entire house. But big businesses aren’t the only ones looking into 3D printing with concrete; the maker community has also […]

Concrete 3D printers are big business right now, with major companies in the US, China, the Netherlands and more investing in developing a large-scale machine capable of instantly fabricating large concrete structures and hopefully even an entire house. But big...
Texas Engineering Student Self-Funds & Builds 8' x 8' x 8' Concrete 3D Printer

Texas Engineering Student Self-Funds & Builds 8' x 8' x 8' Concrete 3D Printer

We’ve seen some innovative work coming from out west, famous for its vast, open spaces where industrious and progressive makers and hackers often live off grid, artists gain organic inspiration from the deserts ruled by wildlife and mother nature, and students such as Alex Le Roux attend large universities offering progressive technology curriculums. Everyone knows […]

We’ve seen some innovative work coming from out west, famous for its vast, open spaces where industrious and progressive makers and hackers often live off grid, artists gain organic inspiration from the deserts ruled by wildlife and mother nature, and students such as...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 5

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn't Cover This Week -- April 5

The stories we didn’t cover this week run the gamut, covering announcements of new 3D scanning techniques based on built-in smartphone sensors, Stratasys’ global expansion efforts, 3D printed concrete art and functioning engine parts, a Nerf-like blaster toy, and news in 3D printer filaments including a newly designed product to dry filament as well as […]

The stories we didn’t cover this week run the gamut, covering announcements of new 3D scanning techniques based on built-in smartphone sensors, Stratasys’ global expansion efforts, 3D printed concrete art and functioning engine parts, a Nerf-like blaster...
ExOne, 3Dealise & Bruil Create Enormous, Complex 3D Printed Concrete Forms

ExOne, 3Dealise & Bruil Create Enormous, Complex 3D Printed Concrete Forms

It’s an enormous 3D printer which can create an object the size of a phone booth. With a build volume of 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm, the ExOne S-Max printer can, within 24 hours, produce parts of complex shapes and large volumes. Now 3Dealise is using the S-Max to produce molds for concrete which ultimately […]

It’s an enormous 3D printer which can create an object the size of a phone booth. With a build volume of 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm, the ExOne S-Max printer can, within 24 hours, produce parts of complex shapes and large volumes. Now 3Dealise is using the S-Max to...
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