3D Printing

A collaborative project 3D printing construction project between engineers, contractors and architects is taking shape in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. When complete, the planned community, known as Project Milestone, will be the first 3D-printed commercial housing project the world has seen, NBC News reported.

Brasfield & Gorrie recently enabled a select group of graduating seniors from The University of Alabama to enter the job market armed with resumes that include hands-on experience with emerging technologies in the construction field, including assembling and operating 3D printers.

ConExpo-Con/AGG has taken the number-one spot in the Top Trade Show list annually compiled by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). TSNN is the online information resource for the exhibitions and events industry and ranks the top trade shows in the United States by exhibit space size.

Visitors to ConExpo-Con/AGG and IFPE 2017 might have seen the unveiling of the world's first 3D-printed excavator at the event's inaugural Tech Experience. It was more than just an attention-getter. 3D printing has slowly but surely developed into a disruptive technology poised to have far-reaching effects on the equipment industry.

Ground will soon break on the world's very first 3D-printed house in the woods by the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The WATG Urban design, which showcases a series of curved angles and windows, won the Freeform Home Design Challenge in 2016, inhabitat reported.

Ground will soon break on the world's very first 3D-printed house in the woods by the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, Tenn. The WATG Urban design, which showcases a series of curved angles and windows, won the Freeform Home Design Challenge in 2016, inhabitat reported.

SmarTech Publishing has just issued a new report that examines the market potential for additive manufacturing in the construction industry. SmarTech expects the market for 3D printing in construction to top $40 billion in revenues by the end of the 10 year forecast period.

In the first week of 2018, the world's first 3D printed offshore crane hook, manufactured by worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions, Huisman, successfully passed its load test (80 t) and all associated quality control checks according to the strictest criteria.

Construction is single-handedly the largest branch of manufacturing in the economy of the United States, contributing as much as 4.7 percent to the country's gross national product. It's only normal for such an important field to undergo massive changes and progress over the years.

 It has been known for years that construction giant Skanska has been involved with Loughborrough University and the 3D construction printing research being undertaken there, but this year several new conventional construction giants have moved into 3D construction printing.

The world's first 3D-printed bridge was recently installed in the Netherlands. The bridge, which measures 26 ft. by 11 ft., was built by Eindhoven University of Technology, which researches 3D concrete printing methods, The University Network reported.