It’s All in the Details
3D Construction Printing
In situ 3D construction printing is a technology that enables the rapid and automated construction of structures directly from a 3D file. This technology involves the use of specialized 3D printers to create the objects layer by layer, similar to how traditional printing works. The process is highly-automated and can be used to create complex structures in a short amount of time. It is also much more cost-effective than traditional construction methods.
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) is an engineering methodology that focuses on reducing time-to-market and total production costs by prioritizing both the ease of manufacture for the product’s parts and the simplified assembly of those parts into the final product – all during the early design phases of the product lifecycle.
Gantry / Robotic / Hybrid 3D Printers
The type of 3D printers used for construction depends on the application. For example, extrusion-based printers are well-suited for creating large objects with continuous layers of motar.