30 Nov '17, 4pm

3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

A time lapse of 3D Printhuset’s building-on-demand. Credit: 3D Printhuset on YouTube As the debate about the environmental implications of 3D printing continues, businesses are pushing the boundaries of what the technology can do. The Danish company 3D Printhuset recently completed the printed office-hotel structure for a site in Copenhagen, but the race to create Europe’s first inhabitable 3D-printed building didn’t quite go as planned, the media site 3D Printing Industry reported . The November 30 installation date for 3D Printhuset’s building-on-demand had to be pushed back when the printing process ended up taking twice as long as the original estimate, according to 3D Printing Industry. CTO Jakob Jørgensen told the publication that the project team had “severe difficulties with the whole material handling prior to printing” that caused equipment failures. In addition,...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/11/3d-printed-st...

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