Construction 3D Printing

The AEC industry consists of three separate segments: architecture, engineering and construction. Thus, by integrating these seemingly separate entities into a single industry, ACE professionals can work more efficiently. For architects, engineers, and contractors alike, construction 3D printing represents the full integration of these approaches.

Over the past two decades, these segments have undergone a deep transformation by adopting digital and 3D technologies. As a result, architecture first, and engineering shortly thereafter, have already embraced the digital manufacturing workflow. On the other hand, the construction segment has only recently begun to look at 3D printing and the use of digital additive technologies. The potential to replace “analogic” practices and manual labor is a huge opportunity.

Change is inevitable

While it appears inevitable, the shift toward construction 3D printing is not going to be an easy and seamless transition. Furthermore, the construction industry has typically been slow to embrace technology. This is now changing for the good. The use of technology to deliver projects is accelerating. The appropriate use of the correct technologies can help to deliver successful projects.

ASU professor awarded $2 million 3DConcrete grant for construction 3D printing

ASU Professor Narayanan Neithalath and four colleagues have been awarded the $2 million 3DConcrete grant from the National Science Foundation…

19 hours ago

Coolest guy ever gets Pikus Concrete to place a 3D printed statue of himself in best friend’s backyard

It's no longer a secret – if you've been following this website – that concrete 3D printing is skyrocketing. As…

4 days ago

Princeton researchers create glass LightVault using robots

Yes, we write about 3D printing but we are by no means obligated to only write about 3D printing. We…

6 days ago

Sandstone 3D printed urban microclimate proposed for Abu Dhabi

Barberio Colella Architetti and Dr. Angelo Figliola proposed a design to ameliorate temperature perception in Abu Dhabi’s urban microclimates using…

2 weeks ago

XTreeE to 3D print footbridge in Paris for 2024 Olympic Games

In anticipation of the 2024 Olympic Games, Plaine Commune Grand Paris has awarded the Freyssinet / Lavigne & Cheron Architects…

2 weeks ago

Acciona showcases 3D printing technology in UAE Emerging Technologies exhibition

ACCIONA, a global leader in sustainable infrastructure solutions, is taking part in the United Arab Emirate’s 3D Emerging Technologies exhibition,…

2 weeks ago

ICON’s Project Olympus looks at 3D printed Moon habitats for NASA Artemis

Following in the footsteps of construction 3D printing pioneers D-Shape and Contour Crafting, ICON, a developer of advanced construction technologies…

4 weeks ago

PERI builds the first 3D printed residential building in Germany

PERI GmbH is building the first 3D printed residential building in Germany, and precisely in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia. The two-story detached…

4 weeks ago

Bruil Prefab Printing takes part in HONEYCOMB feasibility study of 3D printed circular viaducts

A consortium of companies that operate in the construction and in the construction 3D printing area are participating in a…

1 month ago

Studio RAP 3D prints 4,000 ceramic tiles for stunning New Delft Blue construction project

Dutch construction design firm Studio RAP has been 3D printing ceramic tiles for their work on design elements of the…

1 month ago