ICON announced something that should have happened a long time ago: an architectural design contest.
A Look at UMaine’s 3D Printed Solutions to Housing, Energy and Infrastructure Challenges
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at several 3D printed innovations at the University of Maine.
130 Buildings Worldwide Have Been 3D Printed: COBOD Report
COBOD has released some startling statistics about 3D printed buildings.
ICON and Partners Reveal Unconventional Construction 3D Printing Project in Marfa, Texas
A very unusual, and perhaps application-opening construction 3D printing project has been announced by ICON and partners.
Beyond 3D Printed Houses
An exclusive interview with COBOD founder Henrik Lund-Nielsen about driving construction 3D printing innovation in infrastructures.
BIG and ICON Joining Forces to Create a 3D Printing Neighborhood
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at an unprecedented 3D print project in Texas.
Dubai’s 3D Printed Mosque: A Critical Analysis
Another high-profile 3D printing project is underway in Dubai, and I’m a bit suspicious.
When Is Construction 3D Printing Going To Catch On?
Construction 3D printing should eventually be a massive business, but when, exactly, will this occur?
Is It Too Easy To Make A Construction 3D Printer?
I’m beginning to think it is too easy to start 3D printing in concrete.
The Maxi Printer By Constructions 3D
I’ve just encountered yet another construction 3D printer, and this one is a bit different from the others.
Diamond Age Lands Huge US$50M Investment
Diamond Age announced a massive US$50M investment, which could have a huge effect on construction 3D printing.
3D Printing Homes with Recycled Plastics￼
Azure Printed Homes will use plastics destined for landfill to print affordable living structures instead.
ICON Unveils 3D Printed “House Zero”
Construction 3D printer manufacturer ICON revealed a prototype 3D printed house design they call “House Zero”.
COBOD Releases Construction 3D Printer Configurator
COBOD released an online construction 3D printer Configurator, the first I’ve seen from any provider.
How Can a 3D Printer Company Persuade New Customers?
To what lengths must a 3D printer manufacturer go in order to convince prospects to become customers?
3D Printed Concrete for Tornado Protection
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how construction 3D printing might avert future disasters.
About Habitat For Humanity’s First Partially 3D Printed Home
Habitat for Humanity announced a project in Virginia has used construction 3D printing as part of the home building process.
D.fab: A Major Breakthrough in Construction 3D Printing
COBOD announced a breakthrough material that could revolutionize the use of construction 3D printing.
Innovations in 3D Printed Buildings
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.
Construction 3D Printing Taking Off?
For many years, construction 3D printing has been mostly experimental or demonstrative. Now, that may be changing.
ICON Lands Deal for 100 3D Printed Homes
ICON announced a deal with Lennar to produce 100 3D printed homes.
The Lies About Construction 3D Printing Are Being Exposed
A new video attempts to expose the “lies” about construction 3D printing.
What Is The Largest 3D Printed Structure In North America?
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
Would You Live in a 3D Printed Martian Home for a Year?
NASA is looking for volunteers to inhabit a 3D printed Martian home.
3D Printed Home Design Matures
Construction company PERI completed 3D printing a residential building Germany, but it has some interesting design twists.
SIKA And The Concrete 3D Printing Revolution
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine build on foundations of advanced concrete 3D printing with a look at SIKA’s involvement.
Will Robots Revolutionize BIM Workflow?
Robots can pick up on BIM precision and you don’t have to worry about their safety.
Amsterdam’s 3D Printed Steel Bridge Is Finally Open
The long-anticipated stainless steel 3D printed Smart Bridge has finally been unveiled in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Book of the Week: Printing Architecture
This week’s selection is “Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing” by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.
COBOD’s Construction 3D Printer Powers Habitat For Humanity Project
COBOD revealed one of their construction 3D printers is being used on a Habitat for Humanity project.
Book of the Week: Why Buildings Fall Down
This week’s selection is “Why Buildings Fall Down” by Matthys Levey and Mario Salvadori.
Affordable Housing And 3D Printing
Charles Goulding Jr. considers the potential for 3D printing construction to aid in the affordable housing crisis.
Welcome to the Neighborhood: A 3D Printed Housing Development Prepares for Habitation
Charles Goulding Jr. takes a look at the latest habitable construction project made using 3D printing technologies.
The Incredible Complexity Of Justifying 3D Printed Applications
Making business sense of a proposed 3D printing application can be a lot more complex than you might imagine.
Mighty Buildings To 3D Print A Neighborhood
A report suggests California-based Mighty Buildings is to 3D print an entire community of homes.
3D Printed Homes Take A Major Step Forward
Charles Goulding Jr. considers a big advance when it comes to 3D printing for home construction.
Some Questions About That 3D Printed School
A new project hopes to 3D print a school in Madagascar.
Question of the Week: Can I 3D Print A House?
This week’s question is about construction 3D printing.
Purdue Investigating Methods To Enhance Construction 3D Printing?
A news release from Purdue University indicates the institution has been quietly developing new methods of automated construction.
Mighty Buildings’ Different Approach To Construction 3D Printing
I have some thoughts about a new construction 3D printing startup, Mighty Buildings.
COBOD Using Real Concrete For Construction 3D Printing
COBOD announced the completion of a notable construction 3D print in India, but there’s more to the story.
Impresión 3D e Innovación con Propósito en 2021
Charles Goulding y Andressa Bonafe consideran un nuevo año de soluciones de construcción avanzadas impulsadas por la fabricación
3D Printing And Purposeful Innovation In 2021
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafe consider a new year of advanced manufacturing-driven construction solutions.
Demolished Brutalist Building Saved Through Photogrammetry
A citizen 3D scanner has captured and 3D printed a now-demolished building.
Are The New African 3D Printed Buildings The First Of Many?
A joint venture in Africa is 3D printing buildings, and it appears to be a service designed for expansion.
3D Printing Concrete
Charles R. Goulding and Peter Favata take a look at concrete 3D printing for various uses.
COBOD 3D Printer Building Three-Floor Apartment
COBOD announced their partner is using the BOD2 construction 3D printer to build a three-story apartment building in Germany.
Meet Mighty Buildings: Construction 3D Printing Without Hyped-Up Claims
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.
3D Printed Housing Gets A Boost: $35M For ICON
Construction 3D printing company ICON recently announced a $35 million Series A funding round, underscoring a bright future for the technology.
What is “Swarm 3D Printing”?
A company is working on a concept called “Swarm 3D Printing”.
Another 3D Printed House To Go Up This Summer
A new project in the Czech Republic will produce a small 3D printed house called “Prvok”.
Good News From COBOD And Their Construction 3D Printers
News from COBOD indicates the company turned a profit in 2019, meaning there is now a viable construction 3D printer market.
An Unusual Method To Capture Global Scenes In 3D
A software hack allows export of 3D data from Google Maps for use in other 3D modeling programs.
When One Door Closes, A Touchless Door Opens (With The Help Of 3D Printing)
Charles R. Goulding looks to a future of touchless doors, helped along with 3D printing.
Time To Switch To 3D Printing For Touchless Bathroom Design
Charles R. Goulding looks into the use of 3D printing to make public bathroom spaces “touchless.”
Smart Construction Parts Possible With Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Anisoprint and one of their clients have developed a very unusual method of making self-sensing construction parts using 3D printed continuous carbon fiber.
A New Perspective On Construction 3D Printing With Local Materials
Researchers are exploring ways to use local soils and materials for 3D printed buildings, but it seems to be quite complex.
A 9-Axis Concrete 3D Printer That Can Do Amazing Things
Twente Additive Manufacturing has developed a robotic-style concrete 3D printer that is capable of amazing detail and even overhangs.
What Does An Actual Construction Worker Think of Construction 3D Printing?
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.
Five Unending Myths About 3D Printing
There are five myths about 3D printing that just won’t go away. We list and explain all of them.
24 Hour 3D Printed Housing: This Has To Stop
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.
3D Printing in Construction: More than Overhyped Promises and Underwhelming Deliveries?
The number one material used in the global construction industry is concrete, but how is it being used with recent construction 3D printing ventures?
More Details on The COBOD 2 Construction 3D Printer
We just learned a lot more about the COBOD BOD2, the world’s largest construction 3D printer.
How Are 3D Prints Used For Design?
What is Design Feedback with 3D Printing? It is a technique used by architects to solve highly complex building construction designs.
Space Startup Offering Earth-Based 3D Printed Housing Experience
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.
XtreeE: One of Many Construction 3D Printing Consultants To Come
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.
CyBe’s Construction 3D Printers Are Mobile
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.
A Concrete Example: How 3D Printing Can Create Housing and Infrastructure
Charles Goulding and Liam Nixon of R&D Tax Savers examine concrete 3D printing.
NASA’s Final 3D Printed Habitat Winners Announced
NASA’s four-year 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge has announced its top prizes.
A Stone 3D Printing Option
I’m looking at the equipment provided by Concr3de, which can 3D print in stone.
COBOD Begins Distributing BOD2 Construction 3D Printing
While we await livable 3D-printed homes and buildings, the field of additive construction is experiencing steady development.
NASA Announces Finalists for 3D Printed Mars Habitat
NASA announced three finalists for their ongoing “3D-Printed Habitat Challenge”.
ICON Announces Vulcan II Construction 3D Printer
A more sophisticated construction 3D printer has been announced by ICON.
Book of the Week: 3D Concrete Printing Technology
This week’s selection is “3D Concrete Printing Technology: Construction And Building Applications” by Jay G. Sanjayan, Ali Nazari and Behzad Nematollahi
How Does 3D Printing Really Fit Into Residential Construction?
I thought I would do some basic research into residential construction practices to show how 3D printing fits and does not fit.
Building Better Skyscrapers With 3D Printed Molds
A construction project in Brooklyn is leveraging 3D printing the very practical way.
More Thoughts On The Future Of Construction 3D Printing
I’ve been reading more stories about 3D printed construction projects, and have realized something fundamental.
3D Printing to Shape the Skyline
A recent use case of 3D printing in construction shows a nice use of technology in raising a skyscraper.
S-Squared’s Large Construction 3D Printer
Today we’re looking at yet another new construction 3D printer, this time from S-Squared.
The Amazing CADMAPPER
I’ve been playing with an interesting 3D mapping service, CADMAPPER.
Autodesk Deepens Reach Into Construction
3D software giant Autodesk made an acquisition of a construction-related company.
Is 3D Knitting 3D Printing?
I’m seeing an increasing number of media stories talking about 3D knitting.
Autodesk Exploring 3D Printed Construction?
Well, this is interesting: Autodesk is experimenting with 3D printed construction.
Look Before You Leap Into Construction 3D Printer Investment
Recently there has been a spate of investment in construction 3D printer manufacturers, but is this wise?
A New Angle for Construction 3D Printing?
I’m reading a press release about another investment in a construction 3D printing company and had a thought.
Is This Really An $8M 3D Printed Home?
I’m reading a very curious report on Forbes describing an expensive California home that’s partially 3D printed, apparently.
New 3D Printing Application: Architectural Restoration
I’m reading an interesting case study about an application for 3D printing I’d not seen before: architectural restoration.
Crane WASP: The Infinite 3D Printer?
The WASP Project is set to announce a large-scale construction printer.
Cazza No More?
It appears that construction 3D printer manufacturer Cazza may have disappeared.
What Construction 3D Printing Must Do Next
After reading yet another wildly exaggerated story about 3D construction printing, I thought I’d make a list of things to do.
NASA Awards FIve Teams in the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge
NASA’s 3D printed challenge awarded prizes for phase 3.
Finally: Functional Generative Design for 3D Printed Buildings, Almost
I’m reading a fascinating report by Joel Simon on his work to “generate” the design of a school.
Branch Technology Creates “Largest 3D-Printed Structure”
(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”
An Update on the 3D Print Entrepreneur Who Disappeared?
Two years ago, a 3D print entrepreneur disappeared mysteriously in the Philippines. Does anyone know what happened?
Look Who’s Patented 3D Printable Concrete
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