3D printing concrete

There are a lot of recent technologies that have impacted the civil engineering, land surveying and construction industries. Technologies such as GPS, machine control and drones just to mention a few.

Another new technology that could revolutionize the construction industry is 3D printing.

According to Wikipedia, 3D printing is defined as:

“3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object in which successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.”

The 3D printing industry is starting to develop technology to use concrete as the material for making objects. The article 3D Printers Can Now Print Concrete from the website Curbed explains how one university is printing concrete structures.

This video was included in the article linked above, and describes the 3D printing process for concrete structures:

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