TU/e displays a concrete mega 3D printer in use

The printer can print objects up to 11 meters long, five meters wide and four meters high. In the long run, even entire houses can be made by the printer as it turns out. The university is collaborating with the construction industry to develop competencies and use this knowledge to explore possibilities.

The concrete printer looks a little like an overhead-crane in an industrial hall, instead of a hoisting cable, it has instead an up and down movable and rotatable print head for concrete. This is fed via a hose, a concrete mixer and a pump station. The entire machine is computer-controlled.

The Dutch company Rohaco has built the concrete printer, the first of this type and size in the Netherlands.

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