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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...


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...


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.


Marines Use 3D Printer to Custom Create Bridges

In researching technology options for troops in the field, Marines from the 1st Marine Logistic Group recently used a 3D printer to form a footbridge out of layers of concrete.


Air Force Uses 3D Printing to Replace F-22 Part

Following on an established history of using 3D printing for legacy aircraft parts that may no longer be in production, the U.S. Air Force, in December, installed a 3D-printed metallic brack...


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.


US Navy Implements 3D Printing in Parts Testing

As the U.S. Navy continues to look to 3D printing as a solution to cut down on lead times for ship parts, a one-year trial of a 3D-printed metal drain strainer, to be tested on the Naval Sta...


Purdue Develops 3D-Printed Cement Paste

Researchers at Purdue University have reportedly created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure. The technique could eventually be used to build more resilient structures...


Aircraft Carrier Gets First 3D-Printed Part

The USS Harry S. Truman, U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carrier, is breaking new ground: A new 3D-printed prototype piping assembly, manufactured by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News S...


Purdue Develops 3D-Printed Cement Paste

Researchers at Purdue University have reportedly created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure. The technique could eventually be used to build more resilient structures...


Marines Build 3D-Printed Concrete Barracks

Earlier this month, the Additive Manufacturing Team at Marine Corps Systems Command, working in collaboration with Marines from the I Marine Expeditionary Force, used a 3D printer to create ...


Netherlands to Build 3D-Printed Houses

A new 3D-printed housing project, known as Project Milestone, is currently underway in the Netherlands, with some of the units going on the market as early as mid-2019.


3D-Printed Cabin Made from Living Tiles

The Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities, located in Oakland, California, and developed by 3D printing research studio Emerging Objects, features an exterior populated with 4,500 of two types—one...


TX House 3-D Printed in Under a Day

Austin, Texas, is playing host to the first 3-D printed home that is both up to code and can house people as-is. With a construction cost of $10,000, the home may prove to be a feasible hous...


3-D Printing Method Increases Steel Strength, Ductility

University researchers in the United Kingdom say they have identified a method of 3-D printing that creates stronger, more ductile stainless-steel parts than other printing methods have prov...


3-D Printing Method Increases Steel Strength, Ductility

A team of researchers based out of a U.K. university says it has identified a method of 3-D printing that creates stronger, more ductile stainless-steel parts than other printing methods hav...


NASA: Robots to Build Homes on Mars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it plans to use 3-D printing robots to create homes for future astronauts on Mars and other planets—but first, the agency needs ideas f...


NASA Plans Robots to Build on Mars

With building on Mars becoming more of a reality, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to use 3-D printing robots to create homes for future astronauts on different planet...


World's First 3-D Printed Lab Completed in Dubai

A Dutch company has finished construction on the world’s first onsite 3-D printed laboratory.


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.


Dubai 3-D Prints First Office Building

Dubai, working to establish itself as a global hub for 3-D printing, unveiled what it called the world’s first 3-D printed office building this week.


Dubai Clicks Print on New Buildings

A quarter of all new buildings in Dubai will be 3-D printed by 2030 under a new plan unveiled by the United Arab Emirates ruler.


Destroyed Arch Gets Rebirth

ISIS forces destroyed a number of ancient buildings in Palmyra, doing irreparable damage. But one piece of the city’s past is getting something of a second act.


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...


Print Job: Glowing 3D Coating

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—German researchers have added a new dimension to coatings application.


3D Coating Sees Glowing Future

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—A new printing process is literally adding a new dimension to coatings application.


 
 
   

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