Category Archives: construction

Immensa Technology Labs files patent for 3D printed construction in Dubai

Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has filed a patent for an additive manufacturing method that makes patterns for molding building materials, such as concrete. The technology has been created to align with is Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Dubai 3D Printing Strategy […]

Immensa Technology Labs files patent for 3D printed construction in Dubai

Immensa Technology Labs, a company dedicated to the advancement of 3D printing throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has filed a patent for an additive manufacturing method that makes patterns for molding building materials, such as concrete. The technology has been created to align with is Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Dubai 3D Printing Strategy […]

Be More 3D and Cemex 3D print bungalow in 12 hours

A bungalow at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) is believed to be first 3D printed house in Spain. It was made by UPV spin-out company Be More 3D, and and is a stake in the ground for the company’s position in the burgeoning field of 3D printing for construction. Reportedly 3D printed in around 12 […]

Aectual receives $1.8 million for sustainable XL 3D Printing in construction

Aectual, the Dutch design and construction company behind Schiphol Airport’s 3D printed floors, has received a capital injection of $1.8 million from three investors that specialize in green, sustainable projects. The first investor, AKEF, is the Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund that provides a revolving fund €45 million to “companies and projects that demonstrably add to energy saving, […]

Interview with Framlab creatives behind 3D printed Homed shelters for NYC

3D printing has become a buzzword within construction for its potential to automate what is, traditionally, a labor-intensive process. Moreover, additive manufacturing provides architects with new possibilities in materials and design, encouraging structures built with little environmental impact, and low material cost. Recently, Homed, a project seeking to provide shelter for New York’s growing homeless population, […]

Made Smarter Review Report finds AI, robotics and 3D printing could contribute £445bn to UK economy

An independent review of the UK’s manufacturing sector led by Jürgen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, has reached completion. The Made Smarter Review Report calls for government and businesses to come together and embrace the nation’s potential as a leader of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). The study follows earlier recommendations from AM UK and the […]

Engineers at the Technical University in Eindhoven Are 3D Printing a Bicycle Bridge

Engineers in the Netherlands are using a 3D printer that prints concrete to build the world’s first printed bicycle bridge. The university has been constructing the bridge for the past week with the aid of robotics and a build platform. The bridge will be 8 meters long using over 800 layers of concrete and mortar. […]

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Cazza Construction’s X1 3D Printing Robot Can Potentially Rebuild Homes in Disaster Zones

Cazza Construction is a Silicon Valley based 3D printing company promising to revolutionise the construction industry. They plan to do do this through the X1 3D printing robot, a machine they tout as ideal for disaster zone reconstruction. They have also stated that it could be a game-changer in efforts to rebuild after hurricane Harvey. The […]

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U.S. Army seeks commercialization of 3D printed cement barracks

Ordered, concrete, and spanning 512 square-feet, the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois, has revealed the successful construction of its first 3D printed barracks hut. The B-Hut is a product of the lab’s Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) project, that is now seeking commercialization with a North American industrial corporation. Expeditionary structures on-demand The semipermanent […]

The Age of 3D Printed Construction and Buildings is Fast Approaching

It’s no secret that 3D printers are getting bigger and bigger. For a few years now, even the bigger desktop 3D printers have even grown to a size where that term seems to be a misnomer. With this increase in size, newer applications are also being brought to the forefront. Perhaps the most exciting development […]

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