It isn’t the first 3D concrete printer invented for the construction industry, but Netherlands-based CyBe Construction‘s CyBe RC 3Dp is the first 3D concrete printing system that propels itself along on rubber dozer-type tracks.
Best yet, it works. The CyBe RC 3Dp has been used in several projects including 3D printing concrete sewer pits.
With the use of CyBe’s printable mortar – a fast-drying concrete product that will be load-bearing within an hour – the tracked printer can print layers a little over an inch thick. The RC 3Dp can extend its undercarriage to increase its range to about 8 feet.
The electric unit takes two people to operate. Early in 2017, the CyBe company is taking their new tracked 3D concrete printer to Dubai to build a new lab for the Dubai Electrical and Water Authority.
CyBe’s goal is to make it possible for contractors to build walls, floors, formworks, sewer and water structures onsite.
Here is CyBe’s ‘sneak peek’ video: