About 3D Concrete Printing

The goal of the TU/e 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) research program is to establish concrete printing as a viable new method to manufacture concrete elements and buildings, and to fundamentally understand its processes.  The research group operates and develops its own 3D Concrete Printer at the Department of the Built Environment. The printer consists of a four axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0x4.5x3 m3, coupled with a concrete mixing pump, both controlled by a numerical controller.

The program is run by the chair of Concrete Structures of the Unit Structural Design, in close collaboration with the chair of Innovative Structural Design and chair of Architectural Design and Engineering.Within the 3DCP program, a number of PhD, MSc and other research projects is being conducted. 

The support of our partner group, a number private enterprises covering the whole production chain of concrete for construction, is gratefully acknowledged: Ballast Nedam, BAMBekaert, Concrete ValleyCRHCyBeSGS IntronVerhoeven Timmerfabriek NederlandWeber BeamixVan WijnenWitteveen+Bos and stichting SKKB