The first house from the Milestone project has been occupied, it meets all modern comfort requirements. The following houses will be purchased and let out by a real estate company.
BAM and Weber Beamix opened the first industrial and commercial 3D concrete printing facility. Its two printing robots are now operational and working on projects on a regular basis. In the meantime, the factory intensifies the digitalization of the complete design to realization process, calling this process "digital manufacturing".
The Milestone Housing project was revealed: a series of 3D printed houses in Eindhoven. With this, a whole realm of new possibilities opened up for the 3D printing market.
Construction of the world's first 3D printed concrete bridge. This 8 meter long engineering feat was placed in Gemert (NL) and was extensively covered by media accross the globe
Theo Salet, professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, initiated the consortium 3DCP. It marked the introduction of actual 3D printing technology to the previously manual process. From here, the combined knowledge of BAM, Weber Beamix and TU Eindhoven led to the development of parametric computer models, optimized mortar and printing robots.
Weber Beamix realized the first manually 3D printed wall in one continuous process. It was 3 meters wide, over 2 meters high and took 2,5 hours to produce. It was built making use of a cart with its wheels in rails, that moved from left to right and back. The cart carried a nozzle that distributed the mortar.
A multifunctional Weber Beamix team started experimenting on 3D concrete printing following the challenge launched by the University of Southern California.