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Robotic Concrete Printing by Studio RAP

Studio RAP developed a 3d-printer for architectural concrete in collaboration with concrete manufacturer Bruil. The combination of custom hardware and software will enable a whole new range of possibilities for architects in terms of shape, colour and texture. Studio RAP and Bruil expect to start production on a large scale within two years.

 

Status:        Work in Progress
Year:           2016
Partners:   Bruil

https://studiorap.nl/portfolio/robotic-concrete-printing/

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Digital Construction Platform (DCP)

The 3D Printed Hemi-ellipsoidal Dome is a first-of-its-kind architectural-scale structure robotically fabricated with the Digital Construction Platform (DCP).  Using the Mediated Matter group’s Print-In-Place construction technique, an open domed structure with a diameter of 14.6m and a height of 3.7m was manufactured over a print time of 13.5 hours. The geometry of the test print is a hemi-ellipsoidal dome design, where the wall thickness of the formwork cavity decreases with height. This enables optimized structural use of the cast material while providing maximum internal volume. This test print demonstrates many of the benefits of both the Digital Construction Platform and the Print-In-Place process, including the ability to rapidly print large-scale structures, produce complex digitally controlled curvatures, and fabricate on-site.

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3D Printed Houses Built in Less Than a Day Will Change Construction Forever

A startup known as Apis Cor broke ground in Russia putting their massive 3D printer to work. Layer by layer, they funnelled a concrete-like material into the shape of a house. A weird looking house…but a house nonetheless.

While this isn’t a new concept, they did drastically change the assembly process. Previous 3D printed houses were created in parts and then assembled together by hand. Apis Cor’s machine created the whole house in one piece (minus the roof which they chose to lay by hand).

This isn’t even the exciting part.

In total, the house took 24 hours to build, costing just over $10,000 in materials and labor.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3d-printed-houses-built-less-than-day-change-forever-quharrison-terry

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AA 3d Printing Research

Work from AA DRL 2016: 3d printing with a robotic arm which will be embedded with intelligence, being able to scan the environment and the printed geometry and provide feedback. It will also be equipped with a generative algorithm that will adjust the design real-time fully erasing the line between design and fabrication.

 

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Apis Cor: Mobile 3D House Printer prints while remaining inside of the building

Apis Cor Mobile 3D printer prints while remaining inside of the building. While having small dimensions it is easily transported and doesn’t require a long preliminary preparation before construction.

Mobile printer is an efficient operational unit. A smart machine that can be easily delivered  to the site, requires minimum time and energy to start working in the field. It does it work full 100 percent.  By “hiring” a printer for work you free some of your resources. You save on labor costs, dealing with construction waste, renting construction machinery, tools, house finishing. One printer can replace a whole team of construction workers, saving time without loss of quality.

http://3d.works/content/apis-cor-mobile-3d-house-printer-prints-while-remaining-inside-building

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(TU/e) Unveils Massive Robotic Concrete 3D Printer

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Unveils Massive Robotic Concrete 3D Printer, Displays New Pavilion

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Festo – 3D Cocooner

Just like a caterpillar, the 3D Cocooner spins delicate lightweight structures freely in space. With the help of a high-speed handling system, the spinneret is precisely controlled and glues a glass fibre into the desired bionic lattice shape with UV-curing resin.

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23 3D-gedruckte Möbelstücke

3D-Drucker produziert Designermöbel

Haben Sie jemals geglaubt, dass wir jedes gewünschte Objekt einfach drucken können? 3D Druck gibt es schon seit mehrere Jahre, aber letztens  macht er echte technische Revolution in der Möbel-Industrie. Die erstaunliche Vielseitigkeit und Dynamik vom 3D-Druck hat die Phantasie von Designern, Tech-Enthusiasten und Heimwerker auf der ganzen Welt angeregt.

http://deavita.com/mobel/3d-gedruckte-mobelstucke-designer.html

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This Hotel Is 3D Printed from Sand and Volcanic Ash

Hotel owner and materials science engineer Lewis Yakich worked with 3D printing specialist Anthony Rudenko to create the hotel suite. The two men worked together to design the massive 3D printer that spews out the concrete made from sand and volcanic ash.

http://futurism.com/hotel-3d-printed-sand-volcanic-ash/

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Netherlands: Eindhoven University of Technology Embarks on Extended Project in Concrete 3D Printing

Both Salet and PhD student Rob Wolfs believe in the potential of 3D printing with concrete, as well as using it to make more detail oriented pieces besides large structural items like walls. They are taking this process to the next level, hoping to integrate smart components into the concrete printing, with items that could serve as wireless sensors and more–all very appropriate to the construction and building sector–as temperature, lighting, and security could be controlled. Also possible on the horizon for this project is the fabrication of a variety of features in one product. Applying specifically to items like walls, large 3D printed pieces could be manufactured with strengthening agents, insulation, and even dirt repellants.

http://3dprint.com/102534/tu-e-concrete-3d-printing/