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Materials Mixtures & Fibers in Printed Concrete

3D concrete printing is an additive manufacturing technology that is attracting attention from the construction sector for its potential to increase productivity and product quality. In Indonesia, 3D concrete printing technology is uncommon in construction activities, in contrast to the developed countries. The main challenge with using 3D concrete printing technology is determining the composition …

How to 3D Print a House

3D Printed Construction has taken the world by storm time and time again, it seems each time a new project launches the world gets even more excited as this technology starts to bring the initial promises of cheap/ fast construction closer to reality at scale.  In my journeys around the world and of course nearly …

[3DCP link roundup] bye^2 2021, welcome 2022 🙂

Wishes for a Happy New Year! For those new-comers amongst us, please find below the pertinent review of all-news related happenings in our beloved 3DCP Industry. From my side, may 2022 bring forth only Joy, Happiness, Love (including quality Family time) and ofcourse, 3D Construction Printing successes! 🙂 Kind regards, Nikos News clippings (hyperlinks sorted …

[NK #008] 3DCP link roundup (once more into the fray!)

Dear All, please find below the latest update concerning our beloved Industry 😉 A more “digestible”/reader-friendly (focus on avoidance-of-TLDR mode on 😀) was followed in this circular. Furthermore, all links are grouped (as much as possible) thematically-related 😉 I. Related/selected news clippings collection: “2 Companies Announce Plans to 3D Print Entire Texas Neighborhood” (link) –> “…if …

[NK #007] 3DCP link roundup (this time, unsorted.. let’s see how it goes :D)

Wishes from the post’s start for a pleasant & restful weekend. Current scientific literature review sorted by: A. Published papers: “Digital fabrication of eco-friendly ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete” (link), Authors: Arun R. Arunothayan, Behzad Nematollahi, Ravi Ranade, Kamal H. Khayat, Jay G. Sanjayan Selected quote/point of interest: “The rheological flow curves of the G-UHPFRC mixtures were non-linear …

[NK #006] 3DCP link roundup (the plot thickens once more!)

Wishes for a pleasant start of the week, Monday’s study material coming up 😉 Wishes for a Productive Week! Current scientific literature review sorted by: A. Published papers: “Presentation of a concrete additive manufacturing extruder with online rheology modification capabilities” (link), Authors: L. Poudelet, A. Castellví, L. Calvo, R. Cardona, R. Uceda, F. Fenollosa Selected …

[NK #005] 3DCP link roundup (with a twist this time!)

Served below are tidbits of Knowledge & relevant (useful!) news; let’s see how this plays out 🙂 Wishes for a Pleasant & Productive Week! A. Current scientific literature review: “Influence of phase change material on concrete behavior for construction 3D printing“, Authors: Qamar Shahzad, Junyi Shen, Rabia Naseem, Yonggang Yao, Saad Waqar, Wenqiang Liu (link) …

System Approach to 3DCP: Profitability through Process Optimization

Background A severe labor shortage and rapid urbanization have created a growing need for construction automation. Various tools and methods such as Digital construction, prefab, and 3DCP (3D Concrete Printing) are available for automating construction activities. These tools were invented decades ago, but 3D-Printed homes have become popular in recent years. Around the world, few …

[NK #004] 3DCP link roundup (week-end edition!)

Special (selected) homework study material for All of us 🙂 A. Related current scientific literature collection: “Carbonaceous admixtures in cementitious building materials: Effect of particle size blending on rheology, packing, early age properties and processing energy demand“ Souradeep Gupta, Jean-Marc Tulliani, Harn WeiKua – link “Computational Frameworks for Multi-Robot Cooperative 3D Printing and Planning” (PhD Thesis) …

[NK #003] 3DCP link roundup

Dear All Brave who come forth and enter the abaton (for now) of what is … Construction Automation applied 🙂 This is the 3rd installment of our current journey; let’s see where it leads… A. Related/selected news clippings collection: “Construction begins on CYBE’s first 3D-printed homes in the Carribean” – link “A scaled down medieval irrigation …

[NK #002] 3DCP link roundup

Dear Viewer, Please find below the 2nd installment of the (Industry & Market!) data gathering; all for your perusal 🙂 A. Related/selected news clippings collection: “Tiny house, fine print” – link The New York Times, “3D Printing Homes” – link “Stratasys introduces Protectam Data Security Platform for US Government and Defense 3D Printing” – link …

[NK #001] 3DCP link roundup

Hello there & “welcome aboard!” our Dear 3D Construction Printing co-enthusiast! Please find below the first batch of news-clippings as well as selected published research papers/works are for your (3DCP) interest & viewing pleasure (sorted in no particular order; for now). Tea & study time it is then! “US army to 3D print concrete buildings …

3D Printed Homes: Current Technology & The Future

Automated construction methods such as prefabs and 3D printing are gaining popularity, mainly because of high home prices. Concrete 3D printing has proved its feasibility through various projects around the globe. However, 3D printing is still in a pioneering stage, many iterations and experiments are needed for perfecting this technique. The results of the 3D …

My Construction Printer Operator Test with CyBe

While in the Netherlands, I visited CyBe construction. With their robotic arm mortar printing system, CyBe has completed projects around the world with many more underway from their various clients/partners.  The training was a 2 week event starting with just learning the basics and watching the very experienced CyBe team operate the robotic arm they …

Vertico Pushes Parametric Design in Printed Concrete

While in Europe I had the pleasure of visiting Vertico 3D and their founder Volker Ruitinga. Volker was my first podcast guest via zoom so it was particularly special to visit his facility and record a second podcast in person while visiting Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Those who listened to the first podcast episode remember Volker …

Visiting Cobod in Copenhagen and Their Prints in Belgium / Germany!

In May I had the incredible opportunity to visit with Cobod in Copenhagen Denmark at their headquarters and manufacturing facility. Regular viewers of my platform will be familiar with Cobod from my videos with Printed Farms in Florida where they built Floridas first 3D printed building, a 30×30 garage.  Cobod has sold many printers globally …

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