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Development of a viable concrete printing process

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posted on 30.01.2012, 14:37 by Sungwoo Lim, Richard A. Buswell, Thanh T. Le, Rene Wackrow, Simon A. Austin, Alistair G.F. Gibb, Tony Thorpe
A novel Concrete Printing process has been developed, inspired and informed by advances in 3D printing, which has the potential to produce highly customised building components. Whilst still in their infancy, these technologies could create a new era of architecture that is better adapted to the environment and integrated with engineering function. This paper describes the development of a viable concrete printing process with a practical example in designing and manufacturing a concrete component (called Wonder Bench) that includes service voids and reinforcement. The challenges met and those still to be overcome particularly in the evaluation of the manufacturing tolerances of prints are also discussed.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

LIM, S. ... et al, 2011. Development of a viable concrete printing process. IN: Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, (ISARC2011), Seoul, South Korea, 29th June-2nd July 2011, pp. 665 - 670

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© International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (I.A.A.R.C.)

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VoR (Version of Record)

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2011

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This is a conference paper.

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en