In places like Ticino, Switzerland, ‘rock flour’ can constitute up to 40% of total production, according to ETH Zürich.
COBOD Unveils Europe’s Largest 3D Printed Building Project
Denmark-based COBOD, has announced a rather large 3D printed building project.
3D Printing Meets Hemp: A New Frontier in Sustainable Building and Manufacturing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at a unique material for 3D printed construction.
How Danish 3D Printing Innovations Can Restore Ukraine’s Infrastructure
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at ways Danish companies might assist Ukraine using 3D print technology.
Navigating the Complexities of Implementing Construction 3D Printing
I recently had a conversation with someone attempting to implement construction 3D printing, and discovered many things.
MIT Researchers Discover Ancient Roman Secret for Durable 3D Printed Concrete
MIT has discovered something interesting about concrete that could affect construction 3D printing.
Exploring Affordable 3D Printed Homes: Mighty Buildings and ICON
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at two US companies at the forefront of construction 3D printing.
Rethinking Design in Construction 3D Printing: Time for a Revolution
Finally there is someone talking about the biggest issue in construction 3D printing: design.
Monterrey: Mighty Buildings’ New 3D Home Printing Factory
Mighty Buildings announced the opening of a new factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
ICON’s Initiative 99: A Chance to Transform Construction with 3D Printing
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.
Nasa Wants To Build A Pipeline On The Moon
The space agency is studying moon-based robots and additive manufacturing to build a pipeline that transports oxygen from an extraction site to a lunar base.
COBOD Completes Project 3D Printing Climate-Resistant 10 Homes in Kenya
COBOD reports incredible progress on one of their several 3D printed home projects.
Defense Production in India Gains Momentum with 3D Printing Technology
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi review large Indian firms leveraging 3D printing.
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.
Exploring Beyond the Box: Construction 3D Printing for Undersea Artificial Reefs
Almost all the buzz about construction 3D printing is about “printing homes”, but there’s more to the story.
2022: A Look At The Top 10 3D Printing Developments
Charles R. Goulding and Valentina Alzate countdown their top ten 3D print developments for 2022.
Exploring the Messy Reality of Construction 3D Printing: A New Video
A new video show the challenges and successes of working with construction 3D printers.
ICON Awarded Massive NASA Contract for Lunar 3D Printing
ICON has landed a US$57.2M contract with NASA to 3D print a Lunar 3D printing system.
Industry Giants Support Concrete 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at developments in construction 3D print applications.
ICON Begins Massive 3D Printed Construction Project
ICON announced their massive 3D printed construction project to build 100 homes is now underway.
Seeing Through Concrete and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding looks at a new technology for concrete quality control and whether it should be used in construction 3D printing.
The Water Infrastructure Crisis and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi propose several ideas for leveraging 3D printing technology to solve today’s water crises.
Unlocked: 3D Printing By Drones
New research has proven it is possible to use drones to 3D print large objects.
When Is Construction 3D Printing Going To Catch On?
Construction 3D printing should eventually be a massive business, but when, exactly, will this occur?
Robotic 3D Print Research Shows Large Scale Possibilities
New research demonstrates an ability have potentially infinite build volume when 3D printing.
HIMARS and 3D Printing
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.
Using Soil Material for Construction 3D Printing?
Researchers at the University of Virginia have been experimenting with some highly unusual 3D printing material.
Revolutionizing the Construction Industry: 3D Printing Homes
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace review some of the latest developments in construction 3D printing with CEMEX and COBOD.
5 Industries Being Revolutionized by 3D Printing
Until very recently, the idea of three-dimensional printing seemed somewhat futuristic.
Bluebell, Saint-Gobain and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology may affect the future of a large European company.
Gigantic Hydroelectric Dam To Be 3D Printed With AI Process
A gigantic hydroelectric dam project in China is to use a radical new form of construction 3D printing.
Meet COBOD’s New Investor: GE Renewable Energy
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.
KB Home Supply Chain and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley notice a mainstream publication directly suggest use of 3D printing for industry.
A Very Different Way To 3D Print Glass
Glass 3D printing is a very challenging technology but researchers have found a different way to 3D print that common material.
COBOD Firms Up 3D Printed Wind Turbine Strategy With GE Deal
COBOD’s wind turbine printing concept received a massive boost from a deal with GE Renewable Energy.
New Investment Puts COBOD In A Good Position
COBOD received an investment from a partner that will certainly raise the stakes in the battle for construction 3D print supremacy.
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.
2022 Predictions for 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi have some thoughts about what might transpire in the world of 3D printing during 2022.
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.
Life on Mars and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how buildings could be 3D printed on another planet.
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.
Interview with Kirk Andersen of SQ4D on 3D Printing Homes
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine interview Kirk Anderson, COO of SQ4D, a construction 3D printer company.
COBOD Announces Massive Construction 3D Printing Project
Denmark-based COBOD announced a deal to 3D print dozens of homes in Kenya.
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 Supply Chains and Growing 3D Printing Markets
Charles Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how 3D printing technology might alleviate some of the current construction procurement challenges.
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.
Huge Concrete Bicycle Bridge 3D Printed In The Netherlands
A large concrete bridge has been successfully 3D printed in the Dutch city of Nijmegen.
3D Printing and Infrastructure Investments in Developing Countries
Andressa Bonafe and Charles Goulding investigate the possibilities for using 3D printing in infrastructure in developing countries.
Inversiones en infraestructura y la impresión 3D en países en desarrollo
Andressa Bonafe y Charles Goulding investigan las posibilidades de utilizar la impresión 3D en la infraestructura de los países en desarrollo, en español.
3D Printing Plumbing Parts and Components
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the possibilities when using 3D printing for plumbing applications.
What Is The Largest 3D Printed Structure In North America?
How large is the biggest 3D printed structure in North America?
ICON Raises a Staggering US$207M
ICON, one of the few construction 3D printing companies, has raised a startling US$207M in new investment.
Diamond Age’s Advanced Construction 3D Printing Concept
A California company seems to have figured out how to take construction 3D printing to the next level.
Construction 3D Printing To Become Mainstream?
I was surprised to find a story about 3D printed housing in The Economist.
HS2 Speeding Rail Construction Using 3D Printing
The UK’s high-speed rail project, HS2, will use advanced construction 3D printing.
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.
Mighty Buildings Gets Mighty Investment
California-based Mighty Buildings announced a new investment round of US$22M.
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.
BigRep Gets Into Construction 3D Printing
BigRep announced a step into an entirely new field for the company: construction 3D printing.
Saint-Gobain And The Rise Of 3D Printing In Construction
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger consider how Saint-Gobain’s business strategies have been advancing the use of 3D printing in construction.
Students 3D Print Prototype “Lunar PAD”
A prototype lunar landing pad has been designed by students and 3D printed by ICON.
Dual Trends Support Construction And Farm Equipment, And 3D Printing
Charles Goulding, Jr. considers how dual trends position equipment makers like John Deere and Caterpillar for upcoming success.
Building Back Better With 3D Printing
Charles Goulding Jr. examines the new US initiative to Build Back Better and how the 3D printing industry is set for a major role.
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 Printing: On Mars
If you’ve ever wondered why some keep trying to 3D print objects in space, I have a video for you.
MX3D, Takenaka Use WAAM to Create Steel Connector for Construction
A collaboration between MX3D and Takenaka has resulted in a 3D-printed steel connector for use in structural construction.
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.
Commercial Construction 3D Printing Erupting In The US
Three announcements foreshadow increased construction 3D printing in the US.
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.