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3D: 3 viable printing tech developments for construction

3D: 3 viable printing tech developments for construction

Written by David

January 24, 2019

Utilizing 3D printers to build structures like homes and bridges seemed far-fetched as recent as five years ago. But researchers and companies across the world are using the technology on a large scale and demonstrating the cost, efficiency and resiliency of the method. Construction Dive rounded up three noteworthy developments that have been made in the 3D printing space just this month. 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge is world’s longest Researchers at Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture recently opened the world’s longest 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge in Shanghai, China. The 26.3-meter single-arch structure is constructed from 44 hollow 3D-printed units, while the handrails, which enclose the 3.6-meter width, are built from 68 printed units. Our free newsletter will bring you the latest construction industry news & trends. From project delivery to construction tech, we’ll deliver the industry intel you need to know. Get the Newsletter A 1:4 scale model of […]


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