Danish construction 3D printing company 3D Printhuset, known for its BOD housing technology, will, from here on out, conduct all of its construction 3D printing activities through the newly established company COBOD International. The new company, which will be taking on the selling and manufacturing of the recently launched BOD2 construction 3D printer, was founded to meet a growing demand for 3D Printhuset’s construction technology.
COBOD, which stands for Construction Building on Demand, will reportedly enable 3D Printhuset to to concentrate and focus its construction 3D printing efforts in order to meet a growing demand for its BOD2 3D printer and construction expertise. The new company will still be based in Copenhagen, where it has offices downtown as well as testing and lab facilities and a warehouse in the Copenhagen Harbor.
The Copenhagen Harbor is also where 3D Printhuset used its first generation construction 3D printer, the BOD1 to 3D print the BOD building, one of Europe’s first 3D printed buildings. The upgraded BOD2 machine, for its part, boasts a 10 times faster print speed than its predecessor, printing up to 1 meter per second.
“With the large demand that we have seen for our 3D construction printing offer, including for our state of the art BOD2 construction printer, but also for our know-how and courses on 3D construction printing, these activities grew to deserve their own dedicated company,” commented Henrik Lund-Nielsen, CEO of COBOD International.
“3D Printhuset are doing multiple other successful activities besides from 3D construction printing, but lately we got so much attention to the 3D construction printing that some started to believe that we no longer did the other activities,” he added. “Hence it made sense to separate out all the 3D construction printing activities in a new company only dedicated to 3D construction printing and I will personally take charge of the new company as the CEO due to the huge growth potential, which COBOD has.”
This past July, 3D Printhuset made headlines for securing the first European tender for a 3D printing construction technology. The tender, granted by Belgium-based Kamp C, established 3D Printhuset as the preferred supplier for construction 3D printing technologies (specifically, for its BOD2 machines).
In addition to specializing in construction 3D printing, 3D Printhuset also offers a 3D printing service, a webshop for 3D printing products and accessories and courses about additive manufacturing. In order to maintain an emphasis on these areas of its business as well as its popular construction 3D printing, the company has separated its business into two.
Asger Dath, Communication Manager, said of the newly established company: “We wanted a name for the new company that clearly had a reference to construction, to our previous activities and to the automation of the building process, which our construction printers offer. As The BOD building enjoys a unique and well-deserved reputation as the first fully permitted 3D printed building in Europe, it was obvious that the new name should have a reference to the BOD.
“Combining that with a ‘CO’ as an abbreviation for construction in front of the ‘BOD’ resulted in the name COBOD. Taken into consideration that ‘cobod’ phonetically resembles ‘robot,’ hereby clearly indicating that the company is into automatized construction processes, it was clear that COBOD should be the new name.”
To complement COBOD International’s launch, 3D Printhuset has also released new drone footage of The BOD 3D printed building.