Benefits of 3D printing in construction

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Building On-site, reducing operation and logistic costs, and even modifying designs at the moment are some of the benefits of 3D Printing in construction

With software development, structure designs change from pencil sketching to digital format. 3D Printing appears, allowing to built from a nano piece to concrete houses in 48 hours in a systemic way by adding materials in layers. Not only concrete, it applies at various materials such as plastics, polymers, resins, sandstone or metals.

This technique is being applied successfully, in different sectors such as aerospace, automotive and health. It has become more important in the construction sector, due to the easier creation of prototypes, molds, and solid objects with the possibility of correction at the last minute.

In terms of technology, 3D printing allows:

  • Increase flexibility in designs without compromising structural stability
  • Usage of new materials for construction
  • Already integrated components into built structures, such as plumbing and wiring into printed walls
  • Easily integrated last minute changes to designs

3D printing also reduces operational costs and its strengths are:

  • Reduction of operation in the construction site, since the process with 3D printers is automated.
  • Ability to produce components on site, saving logistics costs.
  • Simultaneous printing of diverse materials to speed up the construction process.

3D printing has undergone an accelerated rebound in the world market, with an annual growth rate close to 30%, and a growing tendency. This technology plays a crucial role in the current construction state, which is why CEMEX Ventures invites startups, entrepreneurs and construction revolutionaries to present their ideas or prototypes, to foster the construction revolution.