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Construction 3D Printing Continues Apace with New Projects in Europe and Oceania

The additive construction (AC) is progressing such that it’s almost impossible to give every groundbreaking project its own due. Three recent milestones, in particular, highlight the growth of 3D printing…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 3, 2024: 3D Printed Bridge, Furniture, Prosthetic Sockets, & More

We’re starting with molecular design and 3D microprinting research today, before moving on to a robotic 3D printer partnership. Then it’s on to a variety of applications, including a 3D…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Sinks, Hydraulics and a Bridge

Domin has told the world that it has developed its own powder removal process for powder bed fusion. The system was needed because the UK-based hydraulics firm had lots of…

Around the World in 3D Printed Buildings

As the world embraces innovation and technological advancements, the realm of construction is undergoing a revolutionary transformation. 3D printing, a technology once confined to smaller-scale objects, has now expanded its…

Africa’s First Construction 3D Printer Developed via Holcim’s 14Trees

The first commercial construction 3D printer made in Africa has been unveiled. Dubbed Iroko, the system was developed by 14Trees, a joint venture between Holcim and the UK’s development finance…

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…

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 News Unpeeled: Panerai, Holcim, COBOD, IGUS

Igus makes a blue sintering material for food safe gears. A perfect material for a very specific application. Holcim invests in COBOD cementing the company´s leadership role in construction 3D…

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Construction Giant Holcim Invests in Concrete 3D Printing Leader COBOD

Additive construction (AC) startup COBOD has been securing investments from some of the most important conglomerates in the world. This includes GE (NYSE: GE) and Mexican cement company CEMEX (NYSE:…

3D Printing News Unpeeled, With Nasa, Velo3D, Hermeus, Incremental3D

We’re discussing Velo3D 3D printers being used for Hermeus´ hypersonic aircraft, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center turning to Additive Monitoring Systems for in situ monitoring of copper, Incremental3D and Zaha Hadid Architects…

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Cement Giant CEMEX Invests in Construction 3D Printing Startup COBOD

COBOD got a huge boost today when CEMEX Ventures announced an investment in the Danish construction 3D printing company. CEMEX Ventures is the corporate venture arm of CEMEX (NYSE: CX),…

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World’s Largest Concrete 3D Printing Facility Opened by GE Renewable Energy

The more that the renewable energy and additive manufacturing (AM) sectors evolve, the clearer it becomes how much the two industries have to offer one another. So far, this has…

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…

Walking the Bridge to the Future on a Bridge from the Future

“Bridge” is a word that frequently comes to mind when you think about 3D printing. It’s a bridge technology, one that could help humanity make the transition from the fossil…