Additive manufacturing technology that uses a robotic system to improve the creation of solid precast concrete structures and its components.
Building Machines has developed 3D Casting — a new additive manufacturing technology that uses a robotic system to improve the quality, profitability, speed, and flexibility for creating the solid precast concrete structures and components that traditionally require time- and labor-intensive formwork.
Unlike first-generation 3D Printing, Building Machines’ 3D Casting technology uses the traditional and green concretes that include the large-scale aggregates that make concrete the most durable and widely used construction material.
Because it is a casting process, the concrete is fully and precisely consolidated, ensuring the complete mechanical interlock of aggregates and reinforcement, resulting in products which are functionally identical to and interchangeable with traditional precast.
With layers up to 8-10” tall, a single Building Machine can cast 120 cubic yards of concrete per shift, matching the productivity of a traditional mid-sized precasting plant.