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.  …

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 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 …

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 …

Finding the Biggest 3D Printed House in America SQ4D

It wasn’t easy, all I had was a town name and I had never been to Patchogue, NY before. I set off early in the morning not knowing what to expect, I had seen the address for the SQ4D headquarters online so I put that into my maps app and was on my way. Previously …

Apis Cor

About The Company The company was founded by a married couple, Anna and Nikita Cheniuntai. While Anna was studying Astrophysics in the Technical University of Irkutsk, she met a young self-made engineer with no university degree, Nikita. Despite having no profound university level education, Nikita had years of experience within construction industry and machine building …