concrete 3d printing

How Economically Viable is 3D Printing Concrete For Construction?

How Economically Viable is 3D Printing Concrete For Construction?

3D printed concrete construction is becoming a practice that is being taken more seriously than ever before, as bridges, houses and other structures are being printed and shown to be effective. A new study entitled “Practice-oriented buildability criteria for developing 3D-printable concretes in the context of digital construction” takes a look at the process of […]

3D printed concrete construction is becoming a practice that is being taken more seriously than ever before, as bridges, houses and other structures are being printed and shown to be effective. A new study entitled “Practice-oriented buildability criteria for...
How to 3D Print a Bicycle Bridge? Study Discusses Dutch Concrete Printing Project

How to 3D Print a Bicycle Bridge? Study Discusses Dutch Concrete Printing Project

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company  BAM Infra, and was installed in the Dutch village of Gemert. The bridge was part of a research project that involved the development of a giant concrete 3D printer, […]

In 2017, the world’s first prestressed 3D printed concrete bicycle bridge officially opened to cyclists. It was created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in collaboration with construction company  BAM Infra, and was installed in the Dutch village...
NTU Singapore Researchers Develop Mobile 3D Printing Concrete Collaborative Robots

NTU Singapore Researchers Develop Mobile 3D Printing Concrete Collaborative Robots

There’s been a lot of talk about 3D printing construction robots recently, and while we’ve seen some of these robots receive help with their task from drones, we don’t often see them working together to build structures…until now. Large-scale 3D printing of objects, like buildings, is possible, but volume constraints and length of time can […]

There’s been a lot of talk about 3D printing construction robots recently, and while we’ve seen some of these robots receive help with their task from drones, we don’t often see them working together to build structures…until now. Large-scale...
Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 3

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 3

As part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES), last year the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of a patented concrete mixture. The program is researching 3D printing as a way to build semi-permanent structures out of concrete, made from locally available materials – the […]

As part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES), last year the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of a patented concrete mixture. The program is researching 3D printing as a way to build...
Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 2

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL to 3D Print Barracks: Part 2

I was recently invited to the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Illinois to see a live demonstration of its Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) technology. Last year, the US Army used ACES to 3D print a complete barracks, or B-Hut, in 21.5 hours with the Army’s patented concrete mixture. […]

I was recently invited to the US Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Illinois to see a live demonstration of its Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) technology....
Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL US Army to Print house in a day: Part 1

Live Demonstration of ACES Concrete 3D Printing Technology at CERL US Army to Print house in a day: Part 1

Last August, the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of concrete, as part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES). The ACES program is looking into 3D printing as a means to create semi-permanent structures out of concrete that’s made from locally available materials; the overall […]

Last August, the US Army 3D printed a complete barracks, also known as a B-Hut, out of concrete, as part of a three-year program called Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES). The ACES program is looking into 3D printing as a means to create...
NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

NOWLab Creates Smart Concrete Through 3D Printing

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while intelligence may be out of reach, it is true that they are increasingly becoming ‘smart‘, meaning they offer the capacity to interact with their users. […]

If you’ve ever been told you are as a dumb as a brick, you know (unless the accusation is true) that building materials aren’t renowned for their intelligence. However, while intelligence may be out of reach, it is true that they are increasingly becoming...
Australian Company Mirreco to 3D Print Homes from Hemp

Australian Company Mirreco to 3D Print Homes from Hemp

The fact that there continue to be advances in the areas of green building should come as no surprise. What is fascinating to watch, however, are the ways in which those developments occur. It requires a great deal of thinking outside of the box and the consideration of a wide variety of complicated factors to […]

The fact that there continue to be advances in the areas of green building should come as no surprise. What is fascinating to watch, however, are the ways in which those developments occur. It requires a great deal of thinking outside of the box and the consideration...
US Army Files Patent for New 3D Printable Concrete Composition

US Army Files Patent for New 3D Printable Concrete Composition

The United States military has been systematically adopting 3D printing in multiple areas and agencies over the years, as the flexible technology is useful for multiple applications, ranging from battlefield operations and surveillance to lowering the logistical footprint of convoys and just making daily life a little easier. Last summer, the US Army released a […]

The United States military has been systematically adopting 3D printing in multiple areas and agencies over the years, as the flexible technology is useful for multiple applications, ranging from battlefield operations and surveillance to lowering the logistical...
Immensa Technology Labs Is First UAE Company to File for 3D Printing Patent

Immensa Technology Labs Is First UAE Company to File for 3D Printing Patent

One year ago, top UAE additive manufacturing company Immensa Technology Labs, which is focused on 3D printing research and development, opened the doors to the first 3D printing facility in Dubai. Immensa is the first privately owned company to specialize in the development and advancement of 3D printing in the UAE, and opening its new state-of-the-art facility […]

One year ago, top UAE additive manufacturing company Immensa Technology Labs, which is focused on 3D printing research and development, opened the doors to the first 3D printing facility in Dubai. Immensa is the first privately owned company to specialize in the...
Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

Five 3D Printed Houses to Be Constructed in Eindhoven as Part of New Collaborative Concrete Project

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in a giant concrete 3D printer that was formally introduced in 2016 when it 3D printed a […]

When it comes to concrete 3D printing, the municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is the place to be…more specifically, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2015, the university began an extended concrete 3D printing project, which resulted in...
New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been researching the possible combination of concrete casting and 3D printing to create customizable molds. John […]

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 18, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: May 18, 2018

We’re starting with some exciting news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving right along into business, events, and research. In Melbourne this week, Titomic has introduced its new metal 3D printer, said to be the largest and fastest in the world. Nano Dimension and voxeljet have released their financials for Q1 2018, a […]

We’re starting with some exciting news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving right along into business, events, and research. In Melbourne this week, Titomic has introduced its new metal 3D printer, said to be the largest and fastest in the...
US Army Demonstrates Latest 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Drone Technologies

US Army Demonstrates Latest 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Drone Technologies

There are many military applications for 3D printing, from manufacturing grenade launchers and body armor to building drones and customizing military meals. Last year, the US Army released a report detailing its continued commitment to 3D printing, and this week had the chance to demonstrate some of the technologies currently being used during its Maneuver Support, Sustainment, […]

There are many military applications for 3D printing, from manufacturing grenade launchers and body armor to building drones and customizing military meals. Last year, the US Army released a report detailing its continued commitment to 3D printing, and this week had...
TU/e Professor Develops Equations to Keep 3D Printed Concrete Walls From Collapsing

TU/e Professor Develops Equations to Keep 3D Printed Concrete Walls From Collapsing

Concrete 3D printing has made it possible for us to rapidly build all sorts of structures, from benches and bridges to houses and hotel villas. But the construction method is not without its faults. The concrete comes out flexible and soft during the process, which leaves the 3D printed walls at risk of falling over or […]

Concrete 3D printing has made it possible for us to rapidly build all sorts of structures, from benches and bridges to houses and hotel villas. But the construction method is not without its faults. The concrete comes out flexible and soft during the process, which...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 26, 2018

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is partnering with Trideus. A Shapeways employee explains why […]

We’ll get the business out of the way first in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move on to some award news and a new 3D design challenge. SLM Solutions welcomes a new board member and Titomic has appointed a new executive, while BigRep is...
Netherlands: CONCR3DE Uses Abandoned Materials for More Environmentally Conscious 3D Printing with Concrete

Netherlands: CONCR3DE Uses Abandoned Materials for More Environmentally Conscious 3D Printing with Concrete

New companies like Netherlands-based CONCR3DE are showing us exactly how 3D printing will change so many industries—with concrete and construction at the top of the list. With the ability to use sustainable concrete for the parts they make at their Rotterdam facility, the CONCR3DE team has been involved in several innovative projects—one of which earned […]

New companies like Netherlands-based CONCR3DE are showing us exactly how 3D printing will change so many industries—with concrete and construction at the top of the list. With the ability to use sustainable concrete for the parts they make at their Rotterdam facility,...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 22, 2017

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with Materialise, and Titomic enters a collaborative 3D printing agreement, while both 3DZ and Arcam EBM expand into […]

It’s 3D printing business as usual here on this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, with news of agreements, expansions, medical innovations, and 3D printing materials. The European Investment Bank has signed a finance agreement with...
CyBe Construction Demonstrates Speed, 3D Printing Five Concrete Benches in One Day

CyBe Construction Demonstrates Speed, 3D Printing Five Concrete Benches in One Day

3D printed concrete construction is something that seemed laughable one moment, then the next moment was happening everywhere. Multiple companies sprang up with their own concrete 3D printers and printing technologies, and suddenly printing houses and bridges was a serious idea that soon became reality. One of the earliest companies to arrive on the 3D […]

3D printed concrete construction is something that seemed laughable one moment, then the next moment was happening everywhere. Multiple companies sprang up with their own concrete 3D printers and printing technologies, and suddenly printing houses and bridges was a...
Technical University of Munich Investigates the Possibilities of 3D Printed Concrete

Technical University of Munich Investigates the Possibilities of 3D Printed Concrete

One of the biggest materials being developed in the 3D printing world is concrete. As 3D printed construction becomes a serious reality, concrete is in the spotlight, with the material being used to 3D print houses and hotel suites, bridges and barracks. It’s still a much-studied material, as engineers research new and better ways to formulate it and […]

One of the biggest materials being developed in the 3D printing world is concrete. As 3D printed construction becomes a serious reality, concrete is in the spotlight, with the material being used to 3D print houses and hotel suites, bridges and barracks. It’s...
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...
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