Construction 3D printing should eventually be a massive business, but when, exactly, will this occur?
I’m beginning to think it is too easy to start 3D printing in concrete.
I’ve just encountered yet another construction 3D printer, and this one is a bit different from the others.
Diamond Age announced a massive US$50M investment, which could have a huge effect on construction 3D printing.
Azure Printed Homes will use plastics destined for landfill to print affordable living structures instead.
Construction 3D printer manufacturer ICON revealed a prototype 3D printed house design they call “House Zero”.
COBOD released an online construction 3D printer Configurator, the first I’ve seen from any provider.
To what lengths must a 3D printer manufacturer go in order to convince prospects to become customers?
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how construction 3D printing might avert future disasters.
Habitat for Humanity announced a project in Virginia has used construction 3D printing as part of the home building process.
COBOD announced a breakthrough material that could revolutionize the use of construction 3D printing.
Could 3D printing really be used to solve the global housing crisis? Recent breakthroughs in the technology show we might not be that far off.
For many years, construction 3D printing has been mostly experimental or demonstrative. Now, that may be changing.
ICON announced a deal with Lennar to produce 100 3D printed homes.
A new video attempts to expose the “lies” about construction 3D printing.
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
NASA is looking for volunteers to inhabit a 3D printed Martian home.
Construction company PERI completed 3D printing a residential building Germany, but it has some interesting design twists.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine build on foundations of advanced concrete 3D printing with a look at SIKA’s involvement.
Robots can pick up on BIM precision and you don’t have to worry about their safety.
The long-anticipated stainless steel 3D printed Smart Bridge has finally been unveiled in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
This week’s selection is “Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing” by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.
COBOD revealed one of their construction 3D printers is being used on a Habitat for Humanity project.
This week’s selection is “Why Buildings Fall Down” by Matthys Levey and Mario Salvadori.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers the potential for 3D printing construction to aid in the affordable housing crisis.
Charles Goulding Jr. takes a look at the latest habitable construction project made using 3D printing technologies.
Making business sense of a proposed 3D printing application can be a lot more complex than you might imagine.
A report suggests California-based Mighty Buildings is to 3D print an entire community of homes.
Charles Goulding Jr. considers a big advance when it comes to 3D printing for home construction.
A new project hopes to 3D print a school in Madagascar.
This week’s question is about construction 3D printing.
A news release from Purdue University indicates the institution has been quietly developing new methods of automated construction.
I have some thoughts about a new construction 3D printing startup, Mighty Buildings.
COBOD announced the completion of a notable construction 3D print in India, but there’s more to the story.
Charles Goulding y Andressa Bonafe consideran un nuevo año de soluciones de construcción avanzadas impulsadas por la fabricación
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe consider a new year of advanced manufacturing-driven construction solutions.
A citizen 3D scanner has captured and 3D printed a now-demolished building.
A joint venture in Africa is 3D printing buildings, and it appears to be a service designed for expansion.
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at concrete 3D printing for various uses.
COBOD announced their partner is using the BOD2 construction 3D printer to build a three-story apartment building in Germany.
Construction 3D printing is itself still a new venture; Mighty Buildings has emerged with a new take on this technology, though, surpassing some of the hype of other participants.
Construction 3D printing company ICON recently announced a $35 million Series A funding round, underscoring a bright future for the technology.
A company is working on a concept called “Swarm 3D Printing”.
A new project in the Czech Republic will produce a small 3D printed house called “Prvok”.
News from COBOD indicates the company turned a profit in 2019, meaning there is now a viable construction 3D printer market.
A software hack allows export of 3D data from Google Maps for use in other 3D modeling programs.
Charles R. Goulding looks to a future of touchless doors, helped along with 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding looks into the use of 3D printing to make public bathroom spaces “touchless.”
Anisoprint and one of their clients have developed a very unusual method of making self-sensing construction parts using 3D printed continuous carbon fiber.
Researchers are exploring ways to use local soils and materials for 3D printed buildings, but it seems to be quite complex.
Twente Additive Manufacturing has developed a robotic-style concrete 3D printer that is capable of amazing detail and even overhangs.
With all the attention being given to construction 3D printers, we thought it wise to see what an actual construction worker thinks of the technology.
There are five myths about 3D printing that just won’t go away. We list and explain all of them.
Mass media continues to be fooled by the fake news of “3D printed homes in 24 hours”. We vent our thoughts on this ongoing debacle.
The number one material used in the global construction industry is concrete, but how is it being used with recent construction 3D printing ventures?
We just learned a lot more about the COBOD BOD2, the world’s largest construction 3D printer.
What is Design Feedback with 3D Printing? It is a technique used by architects to solve highly complex building construction designs.
Want to stay in a space habitat? One 3D printed space habitat is being offered to the public for short stays, but it’s located on Earth.
Why do construction 3D printing? It seems that there is a big need for consultants to help architects, builders and others discover concrete 3D printing.
Is it possible to 3D print walls and entire buildings with 3D printers? The concrete part can indeed be 3D printed with equipment from companies like CyBe.
Charles Goulding and Liam Nixon of R&D Tax Savers examine concrete 3D printing.
NASA’s four-year 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge has announced its top prizes.
I’m looking at the equipment provided by Concr3de, which can 3D print in stone.
While we await livable 3D-printed homes and buildings, the field of additive construction is experiencing steady development.
NASA announced three finalists for their ongoing “3D-Printed Habitat Challenge”.
A more sophisticated construction 3D printer has been announced by ICON.
This week’s selection is “3D Concrete Printing Technology: Construction And Building Applications” by Jay G. Sanjayan, Ali Nazari and Behzad Nematollahi
I thought I would do some basic research into residential construction practices to show how 3D printing fits and does not fit.
A construction project in Brooklyn is leveraging 3D printing the very practical way.
I’ve been reading more stories about 3D printed construction projects, and have realized something fundamental.
A recent use case of 3D printing in construction shows a nice use of technology in raising a skyscraper.
Today we’re looking at yet another new construction 3D printer, this time from S-Squared.
I’ve been playing with an interesting 3D mapping service, CADMAPPER.
3D software giant Autodesk made an acquisition of a construction-related company.
I’m seeing an increasing number of media stories talking about 3D knitting.
Well, this is interesting: Autodesk is experimenting with 3D printed construction.
Recently there has been a spate of investment in construction 3D printer manufacturers, but is this wise?
I’m reading a press release about another investment in a construction 3D printing company and had a thought.
I’m reading a very curious report on Forbes describing an expensive California home that’s partially 3D printed, apparently.
I’m reading an interesting case study about an application for 3D printing I’d not seen before: architectural restoration.
The WASP Project is set to announce a large-scale construction printer.
It appears that construction 3D printer manufacturer Cazza may have disappeared.
After reading yet another wildly exaggerated story about 3D construction printing, I thought I’d make a list of things to do.
NASA’s 3D printed challenge awarded prizes for phase 3.
I’m reading a fascinating report by Joel Simon on his work to “generate” the design of a school.
(Image courtesy of Branch Technology.)Branch Technology has erected what it claims is the world’s largest 3D-printed structure for Nashville, Tenn.’s OneC1TY neighborhood. Unveiled at the 2018 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures this week, the structure strands at 20 feet tall and stretches 42 feet wide. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based firm is known for its unique… Continue reading Branch Technology Creates “Largest 3D-Printed Structure”
Two years ago, a 3D print entrepreneur disappeared mysteriously in the Philippines. Does anyone know what happened?
We were directed to a patent describing a composition for 3D printable concrete. This would certainly be a very useful capability, as the many attempts at 3D printed buildings using concrete extruders have had mixed success. However, most, if not all, of them have been using standard concrete materials. We know from experience with thermoplastic… Continue reading Look Who’s Patented 3D Printable Concrete
The New Story charity organization may have beaten them to the first punch
Additive manufacturing (AM) has begun to affect nearly every industry, from healthcare to aerospace, making it possible to create unique geometries with unique properties.
Apis Cor says they are the first company to produce a mobile construction 3D printer, and they may in fact be right.
If you thought 3D printing an entire jet engine was a ambitious task, you aren’t thinking big enough… at least as far as size is concerned.
Now that we’re no longer confined to printing in two dimensions, the opportunities are almost endless for many businesses that rely on manufacturing and design.
A project in Dubai is to print habitable villas to be actually occupied by residents.
For most, the most significant, most practical expense they’ll ever make is a house.