4TU Lighthouse projects

4TU.Bouw Lighthouse Project 2017: 3D Concrete Printing for Structural Applications

The aim of the proposed project is to develop a method to 3D print concrete with sufficient structural properties on a scale level relevant to actual buildings. To achieve this, several concepts will need to be combined.

The concepts to be applied are:

- Application of SHCC as print material,
- Improving compaction by adding nano-silica and/or mechanically increased pressure in the printer head,
- Improving overall structural coherence and ductility of elements by introducing wire reinforcement simultaneously during the printing process, possibly across the interface,
- Improving interface continuity.

This 2017 4TU Bouw Lighthouse project is executed by a consortium of the TU Eindhoven and TU Delft. More information can be found on the 4TU Federation website

3TU Lighthouse Project 2016: Double Curved 3D Concrete Printing

Combining existing flexible mould technology for concrete casting with 3D concrete printing, allowing printing on non-planar surfaces, thus enabling the production of double-curved and free-form concrete structures.

This 2016 3TU Bouw Lighthouse project was executed by a consortium of the TU Eindhoven and TU Delft. More information can be found on the 4TU Federation website

3TU Lighthouse Project 2016: Optimising 3D Concrete Printing

Design tool for 3D-printed optimised structures which are more intuitive to designers, aiming at new, minimal-material design of structures.

This 2016 3TU Bouw Lighthouse project was executed by a consortium of the TU Eindhoven, TU Delft and White Lioness technologies. More information can be found on the 4TU Federation website.