3D Printing in Construction
3D printing technology has the potential to revolutionize the construction industry by enabling faster, more efficient, and cost-effective construction processes. With 3D printing, construction firms can print building components on-site, reducing the need for transporting bulky materials and reducing waste. 3D printing also allows for greater design flexibility, enabling architects and engineers to create complex and intricate designs that were previously difficult or impossible to construct. Additionally, 3D printing can be used to create sustainable and eco-friendly buildings by using recycled materials or creating structures with minimal waste. As the technology continues to evolve and improve, it is likely that 3D printing will become an increasingly important tool in the construction industry.
Explore some common applications
With 3D printing, you can design custom molds for concrete casting. This enables you to produce quicker, reduce costs, and have greater environmental soundness. However, the primary advantage is unlocking huge design potential.
Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures
With 3D printing, you’ll eliminate toolmaking bottlenecks by manufacturing crucial production equipment like jigs and fixtures in house for fast, affordable, and efficient operations.
With 3D printing, you’ll remove the constraints of traditional production and experience truly flexible manufacturing. Use mass customization to personalize products with unparalleled simplicity or keep unified production agile and always ready to improve.
Popular 3D printers used by specialists in the industry
The BigRep STUDIO.2 is a durable, cost-effective partner for innovation and industrial production that makes manufacturing high-quality, large-format parts easy. With a sleek, space-conscious body, perfect for the production of factory tooling in any setting, the STUDIO.2 is optimal for any workspace - from the office to the factory floor.
BigRep Concrete Formwork Filament
BigRep Concrete Formwork is an engineering-grade filament that is made for high quality formwork with a smooth surface and high geometrical accuracy. With exceptional dimensional stability and low moisture absorption, it's the perfect match for printing complex geometries for casting. With its stiffness and a heat deflection temperature above 100 °C, Concrete Formwork is ideal for functional, performance applications.
The BigRep PRO.2 is a large-format industrial 3D printer that is designed to create high-quality and detailed prints at a large scale. It has a build volume of one-cubic-meter and is capable of printing with a variety of materials, including PLA, ABS, PETG, PC, Carbon Fiber and more. The printer is also equipped with advanced features such as a heated build platform and a filament monitoring system to ensure the best possible print quality.
Supported by its Precision Motions Portal, a durable, custom-built gantry, along with Bosch Rexroth CNC components, the PRO consistently delivers on speed, precision, and quality. Now thanks to JUMPSTART, a new BigRep hybrid software-hardware solution that lets you skip the hassle and just start printing, the PRO is easier than ever to use.
UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle
The S7 Pro Bundle takes the new S7 flagship model from UltiMaker and combines it with the Material Handling Station to create a professional desktop 3D printing powerhouse. Evolving from the UltiMaker S5, the S7 offers an integrated Air Manager, an upgraded print head, an enhanced build stack with a flexible build plate, and improved insulation. The Material Station provides automatic material handling while also storing up to six spools of filament at optimal conditions to ensure the most reliable 3D printing experience to date.
The S7 is the latest flagship model from UltiMaker improving on all that made the S5 successful, now with an integrated Air Manager, an upgraded print head, an enhanced build stack with a flexible build plate, and improved insulation for the most reliable 3D printing experience to date. Add the Material Station to make an S7 Pro Bundle and take professional 3D printing productivity to the next level.
UltiMaker S5 Pro Bundle
The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle consists of the S5 printer combined with the Air Manager and Material Station add-ons. The easy-to-use and industrially capable S5 Pro Bundle delivers an automated professional 3D printing experience. The Air Manager provides efficient air filtering and helps maintain a stable printing temperature, while the Material Station offers automatic material handling and humidity control to keep 3D printing materials in optimal conditions. Together, these features unlock 24/7 productivity and demanding applications with an extended range of materials.
The UltiMaker S5 offers all of the best-in-class technical specs that the S3 provides, such as dual extrusion, an intuitive touchscreen, remote printing, 200+ material compatibility, all with a larger build volume. Additionally, the S5 offers optional add-ons such as the Air Manager for air filtration and the Material Handling Station, combined which make up the S5 Pro Bundle to provide a complete 3D printing solution capable of running continuously while maximizing uptime.
The UltiMaker S3 is a professional desktop 3D printer that offers an award-winning touchscreen, remote printing, and dual extrusion capabilities. This open-material system combined with intuitive software integration optimizes productivity for various applications across industries.
UltiMaker 2+ Connect
The Ultimaker 2+ Connect improves on the workhorse legacy of it's predecessor with a new touchscreen and remote printing capabilities. A clean and updated design keeps maintenance to a minimum – just 20 minutes per month, without the need for special tools. Switch out swappable nozzles in less than 5 minutes for high uptime, from 0.25 mm for detailed prints up to 0.8 mm for fast drafts or 3D sketches. Add the 2+ Connect Air Manager for air quality peace-of-mind.