Category Archives: construction

WashU Builds Lotus House Sustainable 3D Printed Residence

The 3D printing construction industry is taking off with a bang all over the world. From new materials and techniques to housing projects, construction has gone from a pipe dream to a reality very quickly. Now, students from Washington University have built their own 3D printed house, showcasing the abilities of additive manufacturing in this […]

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3D Printhuset 3D printed houses backed by Antwerp

3D Printhuset, a Danish 3D printing reseller, service provider and developer, has reportedly won the “first EU tender ever for a construction 3D printer” with Kamp C in Belgium. The sustainability and innovation driver for construction in Antwerp Province, Kamp C has acquired Printhuset’s BOD2 3D printer and plans to use the machine in its […]

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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