[NK #006] 3DCP link roundup (the plot thickens once more!)

Wishes for a pleasant start of the week, Monday’s study material coming up 😉 Wishes for a Productive Week!

Current scientific literature review sorted by:

A. Published papers:

  1. Presentation of a concrete additive manufacturing extruder with online rheology modification capabilities” (link), Authors: L. Poudelet, A. Castellví, L. Calvo, R. Cardona, R. Uceda, F. Fenollosa
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Thanks to every partner of the HINDCON project and special thanks to Phd José Antonio Tenorio Ríos (CSIC) and Phd Hélène Lombois-Burger(Lafarge). The results are obtained from the HINDCON project (H2020 under GA 723611).”
  2. On rheology of mortar with recycled fine aggregate for 3D printing” (link, news clip), Authors: Shuai Zou, Jianzhuang Xiao, Zhenhua Duan, Tao Ding, Shaodan Hou
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Since high-rate shearing were found to highly decrease the mentioned rheological parameters of 3DP mixtures, a feeding system which can provide high-rate and continuous shearing was recommended in practical printing to prolong the open time of printing mixtures.”
  3. Additive manufacturing of clay and ceramic building components” (link), Authors: Alexander Wolf, Philipp Laurens, Rosendahl, Ulrich Knaack
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Also noticeable in chapter 5.1 is the complete absence of highly specialized components with the dimensions of classic bricks. By developing such, it could be possible to integrate functions like conduit management into monolithic walls, which could be sort of an evolution to A9.”
  4. Additive manufacturing: recent trends, applications and future outlooks” (link), Authors: Manu Srivastava, Sandeep Rathee
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “This article exhaustively reviews the various AM applications in different sectors such as aerospace, repair, automobile, healthcare, retail, etc. and is aimed to provide the readers a deep insight into the probable unexplored areas through an extensive literature analysis.”
  5. Robotics technologies aided for 3D printing in construction: a review” (link), Authors: Zhen Xu, Tao Song, Shuai Guo, Jiangtao Peng, Lingdong Zeng, Mengmeng Zhu
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Therefore, the future research will deeply integrate the mobile robotics with the printing processes, building materials, and construction environments, which can truly realize a green and sustainable building construction and digital transformation.”
  6. 3D printing large scale curbed forms using heat formed coral reef tiles” (link), Authors: Marko D Jovanović, Marko P Vučić, Radovan B Štulić, Maja Petrovic
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “The use of coral reef dynamic optimization process and state recording of the shapes proved to be an excellent manner of generating a volume that has an organic looking transition, but with random fuses of cantilevering parts, removing them completely or mitigating their influence significantly.”
  7. Shaking Table Test of a Friction Sliding System on a Concrete Member with Variable Curvature Fabricated by a Three-dimensional Printer” (link), Miguel B. Brito, Mitsuyoshi Akiyama,Tetsuta Seto, Riki HondaO, Naomitsu Ishigaki
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “The proposed friction pendulum sliding system for bridge structures provides a low-cost design solution that can ensure post-event operability.”
  8. Developments in 3D Printable Composite Material” (link), Authors: Senthil Kumar, Gundluru Mahammad Wahab, Lekkala Yuva Srinivas, Aumalasetty Jaswanth, Guddeti Rama Thulasi Reddy
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “The interlayer bond strength between successive filament layers with and without nanoparticle addition is determined by the help of 4-point bending test. This is a crucial test for 3DPC, as the interlayer bond strength is typically weaker than the concrete itself. Adequate rheology can result in filament layers were merged in order to form a homogenous concrete section and it leads to resulting in stronger structures without weak interlayer bonds.”
  9. Research on desktop 3D Printing Multi-Material New Concepts” (link), Authors: F Fenollosa, R Uceda, A Tejo, L Calvo, L Poudelet, I Buj
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Revolver print-head: suitable solution if the multi-materiality is limited to filaments, using up to five different materials. It is considered impossible to combine FFF (filaments) and DIW (liquids) print-heads in a single rotating structure.”
  10. Comparison of multi-axis printing strategies effects on large-scale 3D printed surface quality” (link), Authors: Martin Krčma, David Paloušek
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Τhe combination of nonplanar trajectories and multi axis motion brings real expansion of capabilities for large scale FDM style printing. When printing large scale objects with large nozzle sizes, single line walls are often all that is necessary to achieve desired structural performance and this, combined with the limited ability of screw extruders to perform retractions, leads to the vase mode printing being a very suitable choice. Using this methods, stable wall thickness and large overhang angles of at least 75° are achievable and quality of single walled objects is increased in regards to surface roughness at overhang angles over 15° and mechanical strength, with 20% loss of maximum average delamination force for 5-axis nonplanar trajectory at 45° compared to 50% loss for 3-axis planar trajectory.”
  11. Systematic analysis of additive manufacturing for printing on semi-finished parts” (link), Authors: M Kizak1, A Matschinski, K Drechsler
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “The complied approach enables the manufacturing of hybrid components consisting of semi-finished parts with a complex surface geometry and printed segments.”
  12. Geometrically modified auxetic polyurethane foams and their potential application in impact mitigation of masonry structures” (link), Authors: Mohammad Asad, Tatheer Zahra, David P.Thambiratnam, Tommy H.T. Chan, Yan Zhuge
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Unreinforced masonry structures constructed along busy road have been vulnerable to vehicular impacts with damage to property and harm to the occupants of both the building and vehicle. This paper investigated the design and insertion of various forms of geometrically modified auxetic foam structures inside the hollow cores of block masonry walls for mitigating the adverse effects of such impacts.”

B. Books (ahem, Book -one-) 🙂

  1. Re-skilling Human Resources for Construction 4.0 (link, link)
    • [ISBN: 978-3-030-85972-5] “Explores the technologies of Construction 4.0 such as BIM, robotics, 3D printing and drones. Enables stakeholders to develop the skills needed for construction 4.0, especially in developing countries. Demonstrates that Industry 4.0 has transformed the construction industry with smart and sustainable technologies.”

C. Dissertations / Theses 🙂

  1. Does 3D printing have a future in the construction industry and could it be a disruptive technology?” (link)
    • The end consumer will probably adopt a 3D printed house one day. However, the day when individuals will have a 3D printer to build their own house is not in the near future.”
  2. 3D Printer Integrated with emerging technologies” (link)
  3. 3D Printed Concrete Block with Steel Reinforcements” (link)

D. Company_sorted-wise (in alphabetical order):


  • COBOD Customers Build Three New 3D Printed Houses in the US” (link)
  • 3 new AM houses being completed in the US by COBOD customers” (link)


  • Holcim partners with shelter organizations” (link)


  • How Much Do 3D-Printed Homes Cost?” (link)
  • Lennar To Build World’s Largest Neighborhood Of 3D-Printed Homes With ICON” (link)
  • ICON teams up with Lennar for 100-home 3D printed community” (link)
  • 3D-printed houses poised to go mainstream” (link)
  • Homebuilder hopes 3D printing will solve worker shortages, tests tech in 100 homes” (link)
  • 3-D Printed Houses Are Sprouting Near Austin as Demand for Homes Grows” (link)
  • 3-D printed houses popping up around Austin, Texas amid surging demand” (link)
  • A neighborhood of 100 3D-printed homes is coming to Austin in 2022” (link)
  • Skilled Tradesmen Are A Dying Breed’: Companies Team Up To Build 100 3D Printed Homes Amid Supply Chain Shortages” (link)
  • 3D-printed homes are emerging near Austin as housing demand grows” (link)
  • “ICON to build largest ever neighborhood of 3D printed homes in Austin” (link)
  • “Texas startup building largest 3D printed home communicty in US” (link)
  • ICON’s 3D Printing Construction Technology to Build 100 New Homes in Texas” (link)
  • U.S. to Have the Largest Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes, Construction Starts in 2022” (link)
  • BIG and ICON team up once again on a 3D-printed hundred-home design for Texas’ rapidly changing state capital” (link)
  • ICON Just Unveiled Plans for a Massive Neighborhood of 3D-Printed Homes in Austin, Texas” (link)

E. Related/selected news clippings collection:

  1. 3D-printed houses poised to go mainstream” (link)
  2. What role will 3D printing play in the construction industry?” (link)
  3. MAA’VA aspires to help create safe havens for the homeless with its 3D printable eco-concrete” (link)
  4. Concrete printing trialled on HS2 can turn construction into a manufacturing process” (link)
  5. 3-D Printed Houses: Myth or Reality?” (link)
  6. Additive Manufacturing – Everything You Need to Know” (link)
  7. QUT designs 3D-printed product to protect buildings from impact damage” (link)
  8. Sectoral Policies to Drive Productivity Growth” (link)
  9. Coalition Explores The Future Of Alternative Housing In Nome” (link)

F. Very interesting prospects… (personal choice/suggestions):

  1. Innovation Strategy of 3D Printing in Industrial Design Based on Vision Sensor” (link)
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Based on the related theory of vision sensor 3D printing, this paper studies the application of 3D printing technology in industrial product design and direct manufacturing, proposes a free design method for 3D printing, carries out innovation and free design of mechanical parts structure, and verifies the feasibility of processing.”
  2. Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the cement industry via value chain mitigation strategies” (link)
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “Current 3D printing applications are unfortunately utilized predominately for esthetics and usually would consume more cement than a conventional concrete structure. More work is clearly needed to verify beneficial designs.”
  3. Challenges in the microwave heating of lunar regolith – analysis through the design of a Microwave Heating Demonstrator (MHD) payload” (link)
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “This paper discusses some non-negligible phenomena during the microwave heating of lunar regolith, which need to be considered for future mission applications.”
  4. The Newtonian gravity of irregular shapes using STL files and 3D printing” (link)
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “A deep understanding of the link between the gravity and the shape is quite important to interpret some basic facts of nature. In this paper, we show how simple concepts can be used to create a more general algorithm that has been implemented in matlab to compute the gravity of irregular bodies.”
  5. Design and construction of a test bench for the manufacture and on-machine non-contact inspection of parts obtained by Fused Filament Fabriction” (link)
    • Selected quote/point of interest: “The test bench is provided with independent controllers for both the 3D printing and the inspection subsystems, but also with a top level control software that enables a coordinated working of both subsystems to make it possible to digitize a layer after being deposited and to continue then producing the part. Robustness and accessibility were some constructive criteria but also the use of technology similar to that of a commercial FFF 3D printer.”

You’ve made it to the End; hoorah! hat-off.. until the next time 😉

Stay 3Dposted!

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