Future of Construction Process: 3D Concrete Printing

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.


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  2. I like Frank Lloyd Wright. The Johnson Wax building. Can you make a Lilly pad? To hold up the ceiling. Long hollow tube, flair at the top, reinforced with steel mesh.

  3. what material is used in construction. tension is how taken care. what is mode of repair. is it earth quake resistant. what is cost comparasion
    pl clarify

  4. Other 3D printing techniques use flanges either side of the dispensing nozzle to give better results. Also, I think the general public needs more hand-holding with the benefits of this technology.

  5. At time of publish, there was already 3 companies or more doing what they are just now researching. 

  6. Why not use giant moulds and bubble cement to fill those moulds. The bubble cement could be created by mixing cement with poliurethane granules. Then simply assemble the houses like legos.  3d printers could be used to print the platforms or grids to assemble them on. Moulds would allow accurate shapes, while printers would do more simplistic and massive walling. or there could be various 3d printers working on the same pathway simultaneously- one would be printing cement wall, while another one printing or laying stregthening fabric  or rebar in the structure at the same time. Basically 3d printers would provide skeleton and moulds would be inserted to join the skeleton together.

  7. This technology makes it possible for the whole world to look like a fine art museum. Residential home demolition will become big business because it will be so inexpensive to rebuild a much higher quality home. That will also kick landfill mining companies into action. If we can get energy cheap enough and clean enough the whole world will explode with wealth. 

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