3D CONCRETE PRINTING
The Concrete Printing Process developed at Loughborough University in the UK is capable of producing building components with a degree of customisation that has not yet been seen. It could create a new era of architecture that is adapted to the environment and fully integrated with engineering function. Web: http://www.buildfreeform.com/ On this board all kind of constructions printed in 3D not only in concrete but also other construction materials. Search: concrete, beton.
Architects are starting to 3D print houses—but without a house-sized printer – Quartz
3D Printing In Concrete on the West Coast Causes Hours of Carving in Wood on the East Coast. Beautiful work.
Concrete 3D Printing - Enrico Dini - D-Shape technology, Bouwbeurs Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, 2013
The D-Shape printer, created by Enrico Dini, is capable of printing a two-story building, complete with rooms, stairs, pipes, and partitions. Using nothing but sand and an inorganic binding compound, the resulting material has the same durability as reinforced concrete with the look of marble.
Pioneering new materials and methods such as self-healing bioconcrete, 3-D concrete printers and a new generation of solar polymers will help construction become more sustainable. Check the Guardian Article.
No Joke: These Guys Created A Machine For Printing Houses On The Moon - Contour crafting is effectively a form of 3-D printing. A robot arm extrudes concrete while automated trowels smooth the material into place.
3 D printing comes to construction, I could see this being very useful for small home construction.
The Man Who Prints Houses is a documentary about Enrico Dini, an Italian robotics expert who build the world’s largest 3D printer.