Tag: 3D printing

3D printing creates rapid construction potential

A residential and commercial tower under development in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the site of the former Domino Sugar Factory has its roots in research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The tower’s white precast concrete façade evokes the form of a sugar crystal — a pattern created from 3D-printed molds.

3D Printing Selected to Manufacture Complex Exterior Wall Components

Walters & Wolf, a commercial cladding company, engaged 3Diligent to manufacture 140 unique exterior curtain wall nodes that Walters & Wolf designed to deliver the iconic exterior look and feel of the upcoming Rainier Square Tower in Seattle.

3D printing presents multi-industry opportunities

Newtecnic reveals some exciting options that have generated new business ideas and opportunities. By Andrew Watts, FICE, FIED, FIET, FRSA, RIBA 3D printers are used extensively...

North American construction technology trends

2017 survey of industry professionals reveals current uses and future plans. By David Budiac We speak with a wide range of contractors and construction companies to...
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New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.

The Transtec Group provides concrete mix design consultation for 3D printed home

Construction technology company ICON partnered with New Story, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing for families in need around the globe, to create the first permitted 3D printed concrete home. The 350-square-foot home was built in just 24 hours and meets U.S. housing standards.

Five construction technology trends of 2018

Identified Technologies (www.identifiedtech.com), which provides fully-managed commercial drone solutions to increase project visibility and team productivity, offered the following five technology trends to watch...

Buildings of the Future: Science fiction or science fact?

To better understand how it can help its clients anticipate the journey towards Buildings of the Future, Aurecon released a white paper called “Buildings of the Future: science fiction or science fact?”

3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings

MIT researchers are expanding the list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building.
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