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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…

Icon Announces $35 Million Funding Round for House 3D Printing

Icon Technology, Inc., headquartered in Austin, TX, has announced a $35 million series A funding round. Along with this comes some new promises too related to plans for 3D printing…

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ACCIONA and a Multidisciplinary Approach to Concrete 3D Printing

In our most recent roundup of 3D printing webinars and events, we told you about the free “Let’s Talk Concrete 3D Printing: A Multidisciplinary Approach” webinar by Spanish company ACCIONA….

GE Renewable to 3D Print Larger Wind Turbine Bases On-site

Wind turbines can be extremely effective but they must be able to stand up to the elements, meaning that finding the correct materials for long-term use can be challenging. Currently,…

Czech Republic: 3D Printed Home to Be Anchored on Pontoon Boat

The construction industry is ripe with potential for enjoying all the benefits of 3D printing—from innovative hardware and futuristic-looking robotics to complex software and a variety of materials and robust…

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Belgian Construction Group Designates BESIX 3D to Specialize in Concrete 3D Printing

Motivated by its continued interests in offering niche solutions, Belgian construction company BESIX Group has created BESIX 3D, focused on concrete 3D printing. Born from an idea ‘shortlisted’ by Unleash—an…

University of California Thesis: Reviewing 3D Printing in Construction, Including Mars

Andrew Truong recently presented a thesis, ‘State-of-the-Art Review on 3D Printing Technology Applications in Construction,’ to the University of California, Irvine. Reviewing 3D printing in construction, Truong tackles a multi-faceted…

Janne Kyttanen: Live Entrepreneurship and 3D Printing Value Networks 3D Printing Concrete

This is a part of a series where 3D printing pioneer Janne Kyttanen explores value networks and 3D printing. He explains what this is here. Essentially the key point is…

Researchers Imitate Natural Vascular Structures to 3D Print New Systems for Self-Healing in Cement

UK researchers from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge are studying new systems for construction materials, outlining their results in the recently published ‘A novel biomimetic design of a…

PERI Group to 3D Print Walls of Small Home Each Day at Bautec Construction Exhibit

Any lingering questions related to the future of 3D printing in construction should be answered this year for visitors at the international Bautec construction exhibit in Berlin. Germany’s PERI Group…

TU Dresden: CONPrint3D for Monolithic 3D Printing in Construction

Researchers from the Technische Universität Dresden have been exploring challenges within the construction industry. In their recently published paper, ‘Large-scale digital concrete construction – CONPrint3D concept for on-site, monolithic 3D…

Truth in 3D Printed Construction? “Nobody 3D Printed an Entire Building”

At 3DPrint.com, we’ve always been very skeptical about the goings-on in 3D printed construction. A lot of houses have been 3D printed in 24 hours, each time while conveniently forgetting…

3D Printing in the Construction Industry: Still Evolving

In ‘Success Factors for 3D Printing Technology Adoption in Construction,” thesis student Pankhuri Pimpley at the University of Maryland, College Park, explores not only the history and benefits of 3D…

Witteveen+Bos Complete Development of Southeast Asia’s Largest 3D Printer for Construction

Netherlands-based Witteveen+Bos just completed development of Southeast Asia’s largest 3D printer for the construction industry. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) in Singapore made the announcement on September 11th at…

3D Printing in Construction: French Startup XtreeE Announces New Facility in Dubai

French startup XtreeE continues to be a presence in the construction industry with the introduction of 3D printing on the large scale, and now a new production unit in Dubai, United…

COBOD International Delivers Massive 3D Printer to Kamp C for Two-Story Construction

A dynamic collaboration is taking place between two Danish organizations, and they are some of the most unique we have ever written about. Kamp C and COBOD International are linking…

Saudi Arabian Construction Company Purchases BOD2 Large-Scale Construction 3D Printer

This past fall, Denmark’s 3D Printhuset, which specializes in 3D printed construction without all of the noisy hype, created a new company focused solely on its 3D printing construction activities called COBOD International, which…

Lehigh University: Thesis Improves 3D Printing for Construction with Binder Jet Processes

In ‘Material Characteristics of Binder Jet 3D Printed Hydrated CSA Cement and Fine Aggregates,’ structural engineering thesis student Joseph Ingaglio (Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA) explores the potential of making…

3D Printed Bridge Was a Labor of Love for Army Engineer

At Camp Pendleton in Southern California, mechanical engineer Megan Kreiger with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center spent some time recently working with a team on a project…

WASP Launching Long-Term ‘3D Printing for Sustainable Living’ Construction Project

In September, WASP, or the World’s Advanced Saving Project, debuted its new Crane construction 3D printer, in Italy. It’s actually a modular 3D printing system, or “infinity 3D printer,” with different…

The 3DCONS Project Researching the Use of 3D Printing in Various Construction Applications

These days, 3D printing is frequently used in construction, and we’ve just learned of a new project that has a goal of further introducing the technology into the industry, specifically…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2018

We’re starting with more formnext announcements on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to classes and workshops. Verashape is launching a new 3D printer at next week’s event…

Mexican Museum Case Study Looks at the Use of 3D Printing in the Construction Industry

Benjamin Jodis, a researchers at California Polytechnic State University, recently wrote a case study, titled “Analyzing the benefits of using 3D printing on the Mexican Museum renovation project in San Francisco,…

PERI Group Acquires Significant Stake in Construction 3D Printing Company COBOD International

In a refreshing change of pace from most construction 3D printing, Denmark’s 3D Printhuset, which made a name for itself with a three year, government-funded research project into the state…