construction 3d printing

Harnessing the Power of 3D Printing and Prefabrication for Faster, Smarter Construction – AMS Speaker Spotlight

Prefabrication is a well-known method of enabling faster and smarter construction, with a focus on quality and quick assembly. 3D printing technology is pushing prefabrication to a new level to…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Optomec, Materialise, Desktop Metal and WASP

We’re looking at an automated an automated Additive Manufacturing cell by Optomec, Materialise buying Identify3D, stop the presses Desktop Metal is making a digital sheet forming machine, the US Coast…

3DPOD Episode 118: Intelligent Large Format 3D Printing with Daghan Cam, Ai Build Founder and CEO

When Daghan Cam founded AI Build, the firm’s technology was a made up of a single 3D printer attached to a robotic arm for large scale polymer parts. The team…

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3D Printed Homes Catch the Eyes of Policymakers Across the US

This week, additive construction (AC) hit a major milestone. It had little to do with any development to the technology itself and more to do with public policy: Montana became…

Legacy Aussie Building Firm Transitions to 3D Printed Construction

Boss Products, one of the oldest building products manufacturers in Australia, made the decision about two years ago to transition to the use of additive construction (AC). The company recently…

3D Printed Organic Structures Grow Plant Life

The 11th annual Jerusalem Design Week was held at the end of this past June, at the Hansen House Center for Design, Media and Technology. Nearly 50,000 visitors showed up…

WASP 3D Prints Organic Display for 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition

WASP sets itself apart from any other additive construction (AC) firm by focusing as much on form as it does on function. Of course, WASP is able to do that…

Sika and PERI Invest in Robotic Construction Startup Mesh AG

Sika, the Swiss chemical giant, announced a joint investment with PERI Group, one of the world’s largest formwork and scaffolding makers. The two multinationals are investing in a Swiss robotic…

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CEMEX on Construction 3D Printing Investment: COBOD Was a Good Bet

CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is the latest in a long list of construction behemoths entering the additive construction (AC) space. Alongside GE Renewable and PERI Group, the Mexican cement giant has invested in…

COBOD Customer Completes “Largest” 3D Printed Building in Angola

Power2Build, an Angolan additive construction company that works with investors to fund and build affordable homes, has completed its second project. Power2Build built both homes with Danish company COBOD’s flagship…

3D Printed School and Tiny House Set Additive Construction Precedents for COBOD

COBOD, the Danish additive construction (AC) firm, is known not only for its consistency and precision, but equally so for the innovative projects that its technology allows its customers to…

3D Printed Housing Conference Takes Realistic Approach to Enormous Task

Perhaps more than any other segment within the broader 3D printing industry these days, additive construction (AC) falls victim to too much hype. There are obvious reasons for this. For…

GE Renewable Invests in Construction 3D Printing Firm COBOD

Last month, GE Renewable and COBOD International made big headlines in the 3D printing world, with GE’s opening of the world’s largest additive construction (AC) research facility. The facility is…

200 3D Printed Houses Planned by Alquist 3D and Black Buffalo

Alquist 3D is a Virginia-based additive construction (AC) company, specializing in printing affordable, cement-based residential homes. Earlier this year, we covered a story about Alquist printing the first owner-occupied residential…

House 3D Printing Firm Uproots Resident’s Home, Job in Pennsylvania

Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, dedicated to additive construction, is paving ground for a new 150,000-square-foot facility in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for workers and residents in the area, the $35.7…

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…

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…

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….

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…

3D Printed Air Ducts from Recycled Plastic Cut Energy and Material Footprint for Office Buildings

As devastating as the effects of COVID-19 were on the global economy, the economic slowdown resulted in a 6.4 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Nevertheless, the planet is still…