Is 3D Concrete Printing the Future of Construction?

Researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom have developed an innovative new concrete printing process that is said to be capable of producing large scale building components with a degree of customisation that has not yet been seen. The process relies on a highly controlled extrusion of cement based mortar, which is precisely positioned according to computer data. The researchers believe the process has the potential to create architecture that is more unique in form and claim it could create a new era of architecture that is adapted to the environment and fully integrated with engineering function.

Source: March 22 article in Eureka, The Site for Engineering Design. Read more.

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