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CEMEX Ventures invests in 3D printing company COBOD

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures (Cemex Group) is investing in COBOD, a global leader in construction-grade 3D printers. CEMEX and COBOD have been working together over the last year to innovate in the 3D printing space. Through this partnership, they recently introduced the first-ever 3D printing solution that utilises conventional ready-mix concrete in the building process. The solution can deliver significant savings versus traditional 3D printing construction methods and materials and has been implement...

India Cements joins forces with Tvasta on 3D printed construction solutions

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The India Cements is collaborating with Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions to develop energy-efficient construction methods using 3D printing. Tvasta’s technology uses 3D-printing platforms for faster, more economical and more sustainable construction methods, compared to traditional technologies, which can be used for a variety of applications, including housing, sanitation, infrastructure and defence. According to reports in The Hindu Business Line, the 3D construction methods use 30 per cen...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

Italcementi presents fast-setting cement mixture for 3D printing

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Italcementi has presented a new concrete mixture developed specifically for construction 3D printing applications at the BAUTEC conference in Berlin, Germany. The new mixture is developed to be fast setting, to enable deposition of more complex geometries, and also more sustainable, in line with the company's targets for more sustainable construction processes. Italcementi, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, began studying 3D printing technology in 2015 at the company's laboratories (ie,...

World's largest 3D printer to build two-storey concrete house

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The largest 3D printer in the world is being prepared to start printing a two-storey house on the site of Kamp C, the Provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in Westerlo, Belgium. Kamp C is looking to persuade the Flemish construction industry of the merits of this innovative technique with practical examples. "This technique is gradually gaining momentum," says Kai van Bulck, who represents Kamp C in the C3PO-project. The printer that Kamp C purchased is mainly suited for pr...