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Study Looks at Mars Dust for 3D Printing

In a new study, researchers from Washington State University share that there is a potential use for Martian dust in 3D printing on Mars.


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


University Awarded Over $3M for Hempcrete Research

The Texas A&M University College of Engineering recently reported that it had received a $3.74 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA...


Architect Ponders Molten Lava as a Building Material

Harnessing molten lava to construct buildings might seem like an impossible task, but one Icelandic architecture firm has been pondering the idea since 2018.


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


China Planning 3D-Printed Dam Construction

According to reports, China is preparing to build a hydropower dam by 2024 using an artificial intelligence system, robots and 3D printing.


Research: Coating Makes 3D Printed Lenses Antireflective

A new method for applying antireflective coatings to 3D printed multi-lens systems has recently been developed by a team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.


'Project Virginia' Plans to Print 200 Homes

Construction start-up Alquist 3D recently announced plans to build 200 homes in the southwest region of Virginia to help solve the housing crisis in rural and underserved areas of America.


Study: Creating Concrete Slabs from 3D-Printed Foam

A team of researchers from public research university, ETH Zurich, have recently been reported to successfully create a pre-cast concrete slab using 3D-printed formwork elements made from re...


Habitat for Humanity Prints First Home

Earlier this week, Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using an Alquist 3D printer.


Study: Glass-Infused Concrete Promotes Better Insulation

According to a team of researchers from Brunel University London, concrete produced with ground-up recycled glass increases insulation properties significantly as compared to traditional con...


New Product Announcement: 3D-Printing Resins

Sartomer, a business line of global chemicals manufacturer Arkema, recently announced the launch of its new UV-curable resins for 3D-printing and advanced electronic applications.


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


Shoe Inspires New Building Protection Method

A professor from the Queensland University of Technology was recently inspired by a material commonly found in running shoes and memory foam pillows to better protect buildings from collisio...


University Awarded $4M for Materials Research

An interdisciplinary research team led by College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan at the University of Idaho has recently been awarded nearly $4 million to develop 3D-prin...


3D-Printing Tech Offers Material Reduction

A first-of-its kind 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy, and “establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular b...


Students 3D Print Concrete Wall

A team of engineers from Oklahoma State University were recently reported to have successfully 3D-printed a concrete wall.


Researchers to Develop CO2 Capturing Tech

Researchers from GE Research, UC Berkeley and the University of South Alabama have recently been awarded a two-year, $2 million project for the development of a 3D-printed system for capturi...


3D-Printed Crossings Designed to Sit Under Bridges

In a new virtual exhibit created by students from the Rhode Island School of Design, pedestrian and cyclist access on the Newport Pell Bridge has been completely reimagined.


UK High-Speed Rail to Utilize 'Printfrastructure'

The joint venture working on the United Kingdom’s $147 billion high-speed rail system HS2, has recently announced plans to use 3D-printed concrete on the project.


3D Printing Firm Trials Sewage Infrastructure

Thanks to a new partnership between United Utilities and progressive start-up Changemaker 3D Ltd, the water sector in the United Kingdom could be the first to print made-to-measure objects o...


Largest 3D-Printed Project in US Reaches Completion

Last week, construction 3D printing company ICON announced that it had reached completion of a new training barracks facility in Bastrop, Texas.


World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Installed

Earlier this month, what has been touted as the world’s first ever 3D-printed steel bridge, was installed over Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a street and canal in De Wallen—the oldest neighborhoo...


Researchers Convert Waste into 3D Printable Concrete

In a recent collaboration, scientists from the Swinburne University of Technology and the Hebei University of Technology converted construction waste into an eco-friendly concrete 3D printin...


Navy Gets RCBI Assistance in 3D Printing

Thanks to the Apprenticeship Works program offered by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University and partner Applied Systems & Technology Transfer (AST2), sailors aboard U.S....


World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Takes Shape

According to reports, construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge.


Company Touts 3D-Printed Facade Technology

Officials involved with a new branch opening for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, in Chattanooga, are celebrating what they call the world’s first 3D-printed facade that uses a pat...


Company Working with ICC-ES for 3D Criteria

A provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction sites, Black Buffalo 3D, has announced that it is working with the International Code Council Evaluation Service to revise its ICC-ES A...


Navy Partners with Xerox to 3D Print Metal Parts

At the beginning of the month, the United States Naval Postgraduate School, a grad institution for Naval officers and others, announced a research collaboration with global print and digital...


3D-Printed House Gets Permit, Zillow Listing

New York-based construction technology company SQ4D Inc. has listed for sale a 3D-printed home that it says is the first slated to receive a certification of occupancy in the U.S.


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


Swiss Company Unveils 3D Printing Contest

Switzerland-based building materials and solutions company LafargeHolcim has recently launched an inaugural 3D-printing “hackathon” in partnership with Dutch engineering and consulting firm ...


NASA Taps AL College for 3D-Printing Studies

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, has recently selected nearby Drake State Community and Technical College to help research 3D-printing technologies that will help...


AZ Researcher Gets $2M Grant for Concrete Studies

A professor at Arizona State University has been awarded $2 million to foster what the university calls “collaboration around 3D concrete printing research.”


3D-Printed Boat Inspires Marine Industry

Italian start-up 3D printing company Moi Composites recently unveiled its latest project, a Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat—known as MAMBO—at the 2020 Genoa International Boat Show.


Installation Features 'Curtained' Concrete

Seoul-based design firm SWNA has recently experimented with digital fabrication and 3D printing to create a work entitled “The Curtained Wall,” which depicts concrete as though it’s flowing ...


World's Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Bridge Named

The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete bridge was officially named late last month by Guinness World Records in Shanghai’s Baoshan district. The bridge was built last year by a team from th...


3D-Printed Reefs Deployed in Atlantic

Earlier this month, marine scientists deployed 3D-printed artificial reefs throughout the Atlantic coasts of England, France, and Spain.


Researchers Work on Bulletproof Coatings

Three engineers from the University of Houston have recently started looking at using chitin and 3D-printing techniques to produce bulletproof coatings.


3D-Printed Concrete Developed for Offshore Use

Engineers from Purdue University are working in collaboration with concrete additive manufacturing startup RCAM Technologies and the Floating Wind Technology Company (FWTA) to develop offsho...


Rutgers Looks at Coating 3D-Printed Objects

Engineers from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recently announced a new technique for coating complex 3D-printed objects that could lead to new opportunities to develop “smart s...


Is Urine the Key to Building in Space?

In a study conducted by the Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) of the European Space Agency—which includes Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch scientists—urea from urine, could be used as super...


Covestro Provides COVID-19 Aid

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that is has been providing aid during the COVID-19 pandemic through in-kind and money donations.


Manufacturer Pairs with ORNL for 3D Printing

Concrete and cement-mix manufacturer Quickrete recently announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the design of what it calls “next-gener...


Largest Sand-Printed Structure Installed

A new 3D-printed installation is on display for an event in Diryah, Saudi Arabia. This time, the structure is made of sand.


3D-Printed Pavilion Combines Plastic, Concrete

3D-printing technology is continuing to grow in the Middle East, with an even more environmentally friendly twist.


River Wall Among Largest 3D-Printed Structures

In the Jiangsu region of China, west of Shanghai, 3D printing company WinSun recently completed one of the largest 3D-printed structures in the world to date: a 1,640-foot-long river protect...


University Fabricates Bridge Using Robots

A robot-fabricated hybrid pedestrian bridge was recently created at Shanghai-based Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Largest 3D-Printed Building Completed in Dubai

Boston-based company Apis Cor recently announced that it has completed what it touts as the largest 3D-printed building in the world—in 21 days.


Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


3D Systems to Develop Corrosion Control Guidance

3D-printing firm 3D Systems (Rock Hill, South Carolina) announced earlier this week that it had won a contract to develop a corrosion performance design guide for direct metal printing of ni...


Research: 3D Printers Work in Tandem

Hosted at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, a multidisciplinary robotics team is working at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering to design autonomous systems for 3D ...


Nine Projects Supported by ASTM International

Global standards developer ASTM International recently announced that its second round of funding—an investment worth $300,000 and in-kind contributions—will be put towards nine projects tha...


Firms Collaborate on 3D-Printed Bridge Design

Materials company DSM, engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV and 3D printer manufacturer CEAD recently collaborated to produce a design for a 3D-printed pedestrian bridge made of a composite m...


Marines Conduct New 3D-Printing Exercise

At the beginning of the week (Aug. 26), the United States Marine Corps announced a successful, first-known 3D concrete printing operation involving a three-inch print nozzle and new continuo...


Researchers Get Grant for 3D-Printing, Concrete Work

A team of researchers at Penn State’s departments of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Profess...


Thornton Tomasetti Invests in 3D Printing Firm

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of global design firm Thornton Tomasetti, recently announced its investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focused on 3...


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


TX Firm Designs 3D-Printed Neighborhoods

Overland Partners has recently designed an architectural series of proposals for new 3D-printed neighborhoods in Texas.


Dubai University Establishes 3D Printing Center

The American University in Dubai and 3DVinci Creations have come together to establish a scientific research center for 3D printing concrete buildings.


NASA Names Space Habitat Finalists

The top three finalists for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge were announced just last week (March 28).


Saudia Arabia Buys Largest 3D Construction Printer

Saudi Arabia firm Elite for Construction & Development Company has recently purchased what has been described as the “world’s largest 3D construction printer” from Danish firm Cobod Internat...


Research Adds New Dimension to Concrete

Alan Richardson, Chairman of the UK Concrete Society and Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (Newcastle, England), is work...


Evonik Acquires Polymer Powders Company

Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) announced that it has acquired Structured Polymers Inc. (Austin, Texas) for access to its new patented technology in specialty polymer powders.


TX Firm to Print House, License Technology

An Austin-based company is bringing its 3D-printing technology to the masses, starting with one of the first such homes in Texas.


3D-Printed Steel Bridge Ready to Be Installed

The world’s first 3D-printed metal pedestrian bridge, currently on display at Dutch Design Week until Oct. 28, is ready for installation in Amsterdam, according to reports. Next, the structu...


ACI Forms Committee on 3D Printing

The American Concrete Institute recently announced the formation of a new committee to develop and report information on 3D printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious ma...


HP Introduces Metal 3D Printer

Office and tech company HP is rolling out a new 3D printer that will allow users to print small objects made of stainless steel in high resolution, further expanding the possibilities relate...


HP Introduces Next-Gen Metal 3D Printer

Office and tech company HP is rolling out a new 3D printer that will allow users to print small objects made of stainless steel in high resolution, further expanding the possibilities relate...


Finalists Revealed for NASA Mars Habitat

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


NASA Mars Habitat Finalists Revealed

NASA, working in collaboration with partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, recently announced the finalists of the third phase of the agency’s 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challeng...


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


3-D Printed Bridge Reaches Milestone

The 3-D printed steel bridge planned for central Amsterdam is a step closer to completion as manufacturer MX3D announced this week that the full span of the bridge has been finished by four ...


World's First 3-D Printed Metal Bridge Underway

The world’s first 3-D printed metal pedestrian bridge will soon span a canal in Amsterdam, after a tumultuous series of redesigns that were required in order to factor in the limits of the o...


First 3-D Printed Concrete Bridge Opens

Engineers in the Netherlands say they’ve completed the world’s first 3-D-printed reinforced concrete bridge, a span for cyclists that’s now open in the town of Gemert.


Bjarke Ingels Tapped for Mars City Design

For scientists, going to Mars might soon be as simple as visiting the Middle East. The government of Dubai recently released plans for the Mars Science City project, tapping the Bjarke Ingel...


Lab Develops ‘4-D Printing’ for Structures

While 3-D printing takes a more prominent role in the building of structures, a team of Swiss researchers is looking even further—to what they call “4-D printing.”


Tall Order: First 3-D-Printed Skyscraper Confirmed

Dubai-based and Silicon Valley-born construction firm Cazza Technologies has announced plans to build the world’s first 3-D-printed skyscraper.


Immersion Preps 3-D Printed Material

South West Metal Finishing has introduced a new chemical immersion treatment for components made using the additive manufacturing process, or 3-D printing, to improve the finish of the parts...


Robot Prints Houses One Wall at a Time

Billed as the world’s biggest free-form 3D printer, the machine can build walls like the body builds bones, is "prettier" than previous attempts at printing 10 houses in one day and is “more...


Robots to 3-D Print a Footbridge

AMSTERDAM--The future of construction may involve robots capable of 3-D printing structures out of thin air.


Building 'a Bridge Out of Thin Air'

AMSTERDAM--They are robots that can lay their own tracks and print molten metal in mid-air—and soon, the MX3D machines will try to build a walking bridge over a canal.


Architectural First Blooms in Berkeley

An undulating, airy, precision-engineered pavilion is showing the architectural community the future of 3D-printed structures.


3D Printing Pops Out Apartment, Villa

A Chinese engineering firm is claiming two firsts in the global race to master 3D-printed construction: the first mansion and the tallest building.


Incan Techniques Inspire Safer Columns

Taking a cue from ancient masons, an architectural design duo has turned out an ultra-modern column that is both seismically stable and 3D-printed.


3D Printing Takes a Steely Turn

Looking for that structural steel component? Check the printer. A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the...


3-D Printed Steel: ‘Whole New Direction’

A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the use of additive manufacturing in the field of construction and ...


China Company Builds 10 Homes in 1 Day

Bee-swarm-intensity construction projects are nothing new for China. After all, it took one builder just 15 days to construct a 30-story hotel there.


Architects Begin 3D Printing a House

An enormous print job is underway in Amsterdam—where architects say they are using a giant 3D printer to build a 13-room traditional Dutch canal house.


 
 
   

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