Professor Kim Van Tittelboom in "The world today"

(25-02-2021) Printing an entire house in 3D? “Another five to ten years and it will be everywhere,” says architect Kim Van Tittelboom.

A house from the printer: “Another five to ten years and it will be everywhere”

The Batibouw construction and housing fair will only run virtually this year and will start on Saturday 27 February. “Construction is going digital” is the theme of this edition, in which the 'printing' of building materials by a 3D printer is highlighted. 3D printing a cup or plate is now common, but even an entire house is not far away. A year ago, an entire house was printed on the construction site in Westerlo as an experiment.

But what does a construction printer look like? Professor of Engineering Kim Van Tittelboom: “You need a very large printer. It concerns a portal printer with a print head and robotic arms that is set up around the building. The house is printed in concrete in one go. First, the mortar must be brought to the construction site. The printer ensures that the grout is applied layer by layer and precisely according to plan. 3D printers are already doing this on a small scale with plastics. For construction, it is a much larger model.”

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A house from the printer: “Another five to ten years and it will be everywhere”

source: VRT NWS,  Jos Vandervelden,  Wed 24 Feb

Het project C3PO staat voor ‘Co-creatie: 3D-Printen met Ondernemingen’
Het project C3PO staat voor ‘Co-creatie: 3D-Printen met Ondernemingen’