3D tisk z betonu

3D printing in construction

Building printing is a term often used for the application of 3D printing in the construction of building and other structures such as bridges. 

Chinese companies used a 3D printer to apply layers of concrete using a robotic arm manually interspersed if necessary with steel reinforcement. They allegedly managed to build or print 10 small one-room houses in a single day. In Dubai local authorities are planning for one third of all buildings to be built with 3D printing by 2030. In Amsterdam a group of architects worked together to build a house from renewable materials with the help of 3D printing. At the University of Southern California a team of scientists developed a technological process called contour crafting, aiming to make a gigantic 3D printer that could build a whole house including electrical wiring and pipes in a single pass. Other companies focus more on printing construction components. 

Rather than whole buildings, the California-based company Emerging Objects sets its sights on the internal structure of construction materials. It used 3D printing to create an earthquake-resistant column. The secret lies in the supporting structure, made up of interlocking hollow parts. The German Voxeljet is busy with similar experiments on its 3D printers using sand as a construction material. Other research focuses on options for off-world building (such as on the Moon) using materials available on-site. This would also involve significant cost savings due to not having to transport construction materials and structures from Earth. 

Photo source: 3Dprint.com

More about the technology

We offer

I want to order 3D printing

Get the details ready (photographs, diagrams, etc.) and discuss your needs with our technical support staff.

Launch customer portal

Are you interested in your own professional equipment?

Contact the main supplier for HP Jet Fusion

Go to 3DEES website

Write us

Select file


Registered office and billing address:
Paarts Additive, s.r.o.
Mostárenská 1140/48, 703 00 Ostrava
Business ID No.: 08764417, Tax ID No.: CZ08764417 

Reference centre for 3D digital production:
Paarts Additive, s.r.o.
Mostárenská 1140/48, 703 00 Ostrava