(3Ders.org) Architect Philippe Morel from Studio EZCT Architecture & Design Research in Paris is using 3D printed sand molds to create ultra high-strength concrete. German 3D printer company voxeljet printed a total of 130 sand mold halves for Morel’s concrete casting. Part of Morel’s research is to look for light and filigree concrete structures that will provide a completely new level of design freedom in architecture in the future. Ultra-high-performance concrete is a new type of concrete and is characterized as being a steel fibre-reinforced cement composite material that is six to eight times stronger than conventional concrete and also much lighter. Morel believes in the future it would be possible to 3D print structures using ultra-high performance concrete as material.
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