ICON announced their massive 3D printed construction project to build 100 homes is now underway.
This week’s selection is “Dreams of Earth/Concrete” by architectural designer Dinorah Martinez Schulte.
Charles R. Goulding looks at a new technology for concrete quality control and whether it should be used in construction 3D printing.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing could benefit from new apprenticeship programs.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose several ideas for leveraging 3D printing technology to solve today’s water crises.
New research has proven it is possible to use drones to 3D print large objects.
Construction 3D printing should eventually be a massive business, but when, exactly, will this occur?
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing has been used to assist in field deployments of the now-famous HIMARS system.
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology may affect the future of a large European company.
A gigantic hydroelectric dam project in China is to use a radical new form of construction 3D printing.
Coming in hot just after COBOD and GE Renewable Energy announced a dedicated factory to 3D print wind turbine components, a big investment move took place.
Glass 3D printing is a very challenging technology but researchers have found a different way to 3D print that common material.
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.
Construction 3D printer manufacturer ICON revealed a prototype 3D printed house design they call “House Zero”.
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.
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine interview Kirk Anderson, COO of SQ4D, a construction 3D printer company.
For many years, construction 3D printing has been mostly experimental or demonstrative. Now, that may be changing.
A large concrete bridge has been successfully 3D printed in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
ICON, one of the few construction 3D printing companies, has raised a startling US$207M in new investment.
A California company seems to have figured out how to take construction 3D printing to the next level.
The UK’s high-speed rail project, HS2, will use advanced construction 3D printing.
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.
COBOD revealed one of their construction 3D printers is being used on a Habitat for Humanity project.
BigRep announced a step into an entirely new field for the company: construction 3D printing.
A new project hopes to 3D print a school in Madagascar.
This week’s question is about construction 3D printing.
Three announcements foreshadow increased construction 3D printing in the US.
COBOD announced the completion of a notable construction 3D print in India, but there’s more to the story.
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.
Researchers in Austin have developed a method of successfully 3D printing a soil mixture, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Construction 3D printing is a relatively new discipline, and we made a list of the current players.
This week’s selection is the Future Tree by a group of researchers at ETH Zurich.
News from COBOD indicates they are to assist in the production of massive wind turbines by 3D printing large tower bases.
This week’s selection is “3D Concrete Printing Technology” by Jay G. Sanjayan, Ali Nazari and Behzad Nematollahi.
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.
COBOD’s BOD2 construction 3D printer seems to be catching on as the company has made multiple sales of the new device.
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.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing of Concrete: State of the Art and Challenges of the Digital Construction Revolution” by Arnaud Perrot.
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.
This week’s selection is “Screenhouse” by Artist Edra Soto.
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.
Could concrete ever be 3D printed in complex ways? This may come true according to research on how to reinforce extruded concrete for construction.
Where will concrete 3D printing lead? Will the construction industry undergo a revolution from computer controlled concrete extrusion? What will buildings look like?
Charles Goulding and Liam Nixon of R&D Tax Savers examine concrete 3D printing.
I’m reading about a very unusual technique for 3D printed casting that involves two soluble support materials.
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
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.
Today we’re looking at yet another new construction 3D printer, this time from S-Squared.
Researchers have developed a way to 3D print strong cement structures, but why couldn’t this be used in all 3D prints?
Sustainability is a major issue in today’s world, and additive manufacturing may be able to help the concrete industry lower CO2 emissions.
I’m seeing an increasing number of media stories talking about 3D knitting.
I’m reading a press release about another investment in a construction 3D printing company and had a thought.
ICON, an Austin, TX-based startup, has just raised a US$9M investment round.
New research from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore may signal a shift in how construction 3D printing is done.
The WASP Project is set to announce a large-scale construction printer.
After reading yet another wildly exaggerated story about 3D construction printing, I thought I’d make a list of things to do.
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
Apis Cor says they are the first company to produce a mobile construction 3D printer, and they may in fact be right.
Winsun has been busy.
I’m looking at what might be the most bizarre 3D print-related launch campaign ever: 3D printing a life size castle.
WASP is set to display what might be the largest multi-function 3D printer in the world: the DeltaWASP 3MT.
Netherlands company Heijmans partnered with CyBe Construction to produce prototype concrete formworks. Apparently, they were successful.
We’re reading an interesting Instructable, which provides detailed instructions on how to build an actual, working concrete 3D printer. But we think this is definitely not for everyone.
We’ve reported on 3D printing concrete before, but 2016 looks to be the year that will finally see this production technique in widespread use.