Italcementi has provided a modern concrete blend created especially for the creation of additive manufacturing processes at the BAUTEC convention in Germany. The latest blend is created to be a quick setting to allow for the removal of more complicated geometries and also maintainable building procedures.
Italcementi is a section of the HeidelbergCement Group. It started researching on additive manufacturing technology in 2015 at laboratories of the firm in Bergamo, Italy. To be specific, Italcementi carried out research projects to create a cementitious element. The material was intended to be flexible to various AM technologies to offer an inventive solution for development.
The firm looks to additive manufacturing to make the latest building experience, a new plan, and implementation mechanism. The system depends on digital technologies and constituting architecture and pattern companies, construction firms, research hubs, and universities.
Italcementi began to research on additive manufacturing technologies by concentrating on the concrete and cement material properties. The knowledge obtained and the specialized skills created by the study crew in the lab phase have been backed via investments in labs devices and collaborations The crew has expanded to comprise of architects, materials chemists, engineers, and lab researchers and technicians. They are a total of 15 humans with more than 15,000hrs of study in 2018.
Italcementi’s associates are a member of a network which consists of universities, engineering, and architectural companies. Among them are the following institutions;
- The Harvard College Graduate School of Design
- Materials and Industrial Production and Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture)
- The University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (Department of Chemical Engineering
- The University of Florence (Consortium for the Development of Large Interphase Systems)
There are also building additive manufacturing firms such as COBOD International
Conclusively, this is a rather wonderful and novel procedure of realization design-to-product)
The regulation of the whole design-to-product distribution chain allows the addition of intelligent machines in the manufacturing stage phase. For instance, for structural control or information interchange in an infrastructure system. Via this strategy, the usage of additive manufacturing result in a new practice of sustainable “construction”. This is a way of design and building dependent on digital technologies.