Relativity Space 3D Prints Rocket Engines for Space ($500M Funded)

Relativity space is a 5 year old startup that just closed a $500 million dollar D round of funding. We are going to take a look at their 3D printed rocket engines and hear from CEO Tim Ellis along with critical employees Karin Kuo, David Lemier, Ryan Quinn, and Drew Hess.  3D printing offers a …

Ali Mustapha on the Biggest 3D Printed Building in the World with Apis Cor Printer

Recently I had the pleasure of having Ali Mustafa on the automated construction podcast to talk about his involvement as project manager on the Biggest 3D printed building in the world which was built in Dubai. This Large 10,000 sqft building set the Guinness world record for the biggest 3d printed building back in 2017, …

Reflection on discussion with Henrik Lund-Nielsen CEO of COBOD

I finally got the chance to talk with Henrik Lund Neilsen the CEO and Founder of COBOD. After automation caught his interest, Henrik personally went on a world tour of 35 3D printing companies that he was able to compare and contrast in his pursuit of bringing this technology to a bigger scale in the …

First Ever 3D Printed House for Sale Listed on Zillow for $299,000 USD

SQ4D has developed their own concrete 3D printer. As you can see from my first video below at one of their builds, their printer is a collapsible gantry system on rails. It is very unique because of its ability to mechanically collapse itself for ease of transport and disassembly. They do not publicly disclose whether …

3D Printed Building in Florida by Printed Farms using a COBOD BOD 2 Printer

Printed farms is a construction start up that has recently purchased the first COBOD BOD 2 printer in America. This gantry style system has been seen in Europe and was used by Kamp C to build a 2 story demo house there. The same system is also being used to build another 2 story home …

12 Steps to Operate a Concrete 3D Printer

Recently I had the incredible opportunity to be one of the first Americans to see the 3D printed Fibonacci house under construction by Twente Additive Manufacturing. Maybe you saw it in the video I posted last week. I also got to explore their facility and watch a few prints. I took the opportunity to ask …

Icon 3D Prints Tiny Homes and Military Defense Structures

Recently I got the chance to speak with Dmitri Julius and Alexander Le Roux from Icon. If you haven’t heard, Icon is a startup that raise $35 Million A round led by Moderne Ventures to continue their progress developing the equipment and methodology for 3D printing buildings at scale.  Our initial scheduling got rained out.  …

Reflection on discussion with Max Trommer, CEO of Rebartek

I recently had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of Rebartek AS Max(imillian) Trommer. His startup has developed an autonomous system of building rebar cages offsite that can latter be connected on site.  large projects take thousands of man-hours assembling rebar cages. This time consuming process can hold up the schedule especially in places …

Can You Buy a 3D Printed House?

This is the most common question I receive from both the YouTube comments and my website http://www.automate.construction If you’re watching this video maybe you’ve seen some of my other videos where I tour 3D printed buildings and make content around the automated construction industry. Thanks to viewers like yourself, I now am getting access to …

Reflection on Conversation with the CFO of BEMORE3D, Jose Luis Puchades Valencia

Recently I got the opportunity to speak with a cofounder and the CFO of BeMore3D, Jose Luis Puchades Valencia. BeMore3D developed their own large scale concrete printer. They started as a 3D printing company with plastics but then developed a 2×2 meter printer as a proof of concept for printing concrete and from there they …

Mighty Buildings Modular Prefab Houses Incorporate 3D Printed Synthetic Stone

There is a brand new company with 30 million in funding from silicon valley investors on the scene of Automated Construction that just came out of stealth mode in August 2020 and they’ve already delivered their first  2 units to customers. Anyone who has done construction in California is familiar with the shortage of skilled …

Reflection on Conversation with Peter-Paul Van Der Berg and Marijke Aerts

Today, over an hour into an episode of the Automate Construction Podcast with Peter-Paul Van Der Berg and Marijke Aerts I realized it was not recording because I was signed into the wrong email address when I sent out the invitation to the meeting. After noticing this I was able to turn on QuickTime screen …

Introduction to Material Science and Rheology of Extrudable Concrete for 3D Printing in Construction

3D printed construction might be the most promising way to automate construction so recently many people have been pursuing the perfect mix for printing. Rheology is the study of how materials flow so that is the science being applied to concrete made for printing. My name is Jarett Gross and I’ve gathered this information mostly …

Juliana Martinelli and Andre Dantas, Founders of InovaHouse 3D + 3D Home Construction | Automated Construction Podcast Ep. 7

3D Home Construction and InovaHouse3D have partnered up to build Brazils first 3D printed house in early July 2020. At 66sqm or 710 sqft it has 2 bedrooms and is currently being tested for its viability.  My name is Jarett Gross, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Juliana Martinelli, founder of InovaHouse 3D …

Digital Concrete 2020 Highlights

Last week I had the unique opportunity of attending the Digital Concrete 2020 event sponsored by Sika, Twente Additive Manufacturing, Weber Beamix, BEKAERT, Rilem, O-BASF, and DOW chemical. Every 2 years this event is held to highlight innovations in the future of concrete, generally it is an in person event however obviously this year it …

3D Printed Hyper-Sustainable Shelter Emerging Object Mud Frontiers Project

This is the one of the most cost effective and affordable solution for autonomous construction. Mud and straw has been used as a construction material for thousands of years but never like this. Could this be an early iteration of affordable housing that has 0 emissions? Creators Ronald Real and Virginia San Fratello said ‘On …

Reflection on Conversation with Twente Additive Manufacturing

I had a great time speaking with Ian Comishin and Jonathan Ladouceur, the President and Head of Engineering from Twente Additive Manufacturing. In the very beginning of our discussion they even gave a quick virtual tour of their facility and showed a project that they were working on just minutes before our call. The tour …

Reflection on my conversation with Luai Kurdi, Tech Lead at Besix 3D

Many of you know Dubai is a hotspot for futuristic construction tech so it was great being able to speak to Luai Kurdi, the tech lead for printing concrete at Besix 3D. Besix 3D is a subsidiary of Besix which is quite an established construction company in Dubai. They have really demonstrated their dedication to …

Reflection on a conversation with Fernando De Los Rios, Founder of Hyperion Robotics

Fernando de los rios may be the only person who has already worked at not one but two 3DCP startups. Many people have heard of Cazza construction but their project never came to fruition. Now Fernando is one of the founders of a company called Hyperion Robotics and they have a fully functioning concrete 3D …

Reflection on a conversation with Matthew Carli, Director of Innovation at Laticrete

After speaking with some startups about their progress in 3D printed concrete, I thought it would be great to speak with a bigger company with decades of experience in materials engineering about their perspective on future construction tech and I was not disappointed. Matthew Carli and I spoke for 2 hours on the subject and …

Reflection on a Conversation with Volker Ruitinga, Founder of Vertico

First I would like to thank Volker Ruitinga for taking a leap of faith in permitting me to record this discussion even though it is the first long-form discussion that I have posted publicly.  Volker is the founder of Vertico, a startup in the Netherlands that uses a large robotic arm to 3D print in …

58 companies and organizations related to Automated Construction, 3D Printed Construction (3DCP)

Video Part 1 Video Part 2 Apis Cor Printers designed in Russia, headquartered in the united states. Many projects including placing in multiple rounds of the Nasa space 3d printing competition and a very large office building in Dubai. Wasp 3D 3d printer company that developed a large 3d printer called the Delta Big. They …

Introduction to Large Scale 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP)

Like a car has quantifiable specifications like 0 to 60 speed, horsepower or breaking speed, and qualitative qualities like comfort and styling as do different models of 3-D printers in construction. First let’s discuss the quantitative traits. One of the most important factors is how big of a structure can the 3-D printer create. Some …

Regulation and Permitting for 3D Printed Construction

The biggest issue with the 3-D printed construction market right now is regulation. Enormous unions that are stuck in old ways have had influence over construction standards and regulations in America over the past two decades. There has yet to be a legally permitted residence 3-D printed in America. However there are other countries with …

Different Materials for Large Scale 3D Printing and 3D Printed Construction

Concrete is not the only material that people have been considering 3-D printing construction with. A company that goes by the name MX3D has developed a printer that is capable in printing large metal structures from a single robotic arm operating on polar coordinates. This company is based in Europe and has already demonstrated the …

3D Printed Construction in Space

NASA is holding a 3-D printer construction competition for applications in outer space specifically on Mars. Apis Cor has won in various segments of this competition. There are many other companies competing in this NASA Space construction competition yet Apis Cor continues to stand out among the crowd. Construction on Mars comes with its own …

The Future of Building Design Software

Currently there are many databases that contain STL files with the intention of being shared and printed. Website like thingiverse.com have thousands and thousands of models that you can simply download for free and print. On these websites you can find a wide variety of things ranging from small tools like a wrench or scissors …

The Eminent Automation of Construction

Preceded only by water and food in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, shelter is one of the most important attributes in the pursuit of content for mankind. Every human being requires some form of shelter and there is a huge disparity in shelters quality and amenities comparing upper class Americans to developing nations who shelters are …

Winsun

About Established in 2002, WinSun is a high-tech company that researches and develops new materials and production methods for construction, including 3D printers. WinSun today has approx. 200 employees and 98 national patents (in China). Of the 200 employees, approx. 60 people with project management and only 2 people work with R&D. WinSun has no …