Skanska and Foster + Partners have recently collaborated on the world's first 3D concrete printer. In today's tech-focused world, architectural projects face few limits when it comes to their construction and this is thanks to the work of dedicated researchers. These researchers are finding ways to build faster and stronger structures with the use of sophisticated technologies.
Taking inspiration from 3D printing of a smaller scale, the first-ever 3D concrete printer imports accurate specs into computer-generated models. When complete, these virtual models are materialized to form concrete building components.
This 3D concrete printer experiments with unlikely materials and aims to create large-scale building components quickly and efficiently. Construction company Skanska did not only team up with Foster + Partners for this project but also worked alongside Loughborough University engineers to make it a reality.