To revolutionize construction technology, by building an eco-system that makes automation easy, scalable and accessible. Our approach is to design access to available excess production capacities through a range of construction technologies with focus in 3D printing & additive manufacturing.
The era of 3D printing has evolved faster than a Japanese bullet train. This technology fits with the construction industry's desire to be more sustainable and efficient by "creating only the amount of materials needed, cutting down on waste, and also on unnecessary labour costs," according to Vincent Hui, the associate chair of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. It could ultimately make homes more affordable, too.
NAMIC's inaugural directory of companies involved in 3D Printing Technology.
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Hamilton Labs’ in-house architect and designer utilizes space that is the ultimate tool in driving behavior change, reflecting Hamilton Labs’ desire to emulate the design “culture” of uninhibited brainstorming, quick stand-up meetings, and collaboration to innovate and disrupt the norms
3D concrete printing is a technologically advanced and innovative method that is used for constructing pre-designed building components, with the help of 3D concrete printers. The technology has proven to be able to optimize the construction industry, in terms of construction cost, time, error reduction, flexibility in design, mass customization, and environmental impact. The 3D concrete printing market serves most of the construction industries that include residential, commercial, infrastructure, and architectural.
Pioneering Green-Tech Innovations Through 3D Printing in the Real Estate, Building & Construction Industry
8 to 10 percent of the world's total CO2 emissions come from manufacturing cement. We have replaced cement and other natural resources in concrete mixes with environmentally friendly, recycled wastes and sustainable materials
"3D Printing has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys."
- Harvard Business Review
Cost: Being able to create a real product directly from a digital file takes away the need for transport costs and the labour involved. This reduces the whole price of building a house to a fraction of the normal cost.
Waste: Since every dimension and measurement is predetermined, there is a vast reduction in the amount of waste created in building a house. Any material left over is able to be recycled.
Specifics: There is also the ability 3D printing gives in terms of customisation and originality, with products created to exact specifications given by the customer. This opens up the potential of future buildings of all shapes and sizes – physics depending.
3D printing has the potential to “combine the solidity, durability and strength of the industrial age, with the nimbleness, flexibility and adaptability of the virtual age.” This mix will be critical for addressing the complex challenges of a rapidly changing and uncertain world
Additive Manufacturing offers the possibility of creating high-performance materials and processes with smaller carbon footprints
The Sustainable Development Goals was launched in 2015 to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. This makes sanitation central to eradicating extreme poverty.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 as World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.
Right now, 600,000 of the world’s 1.7 million who die annually from unsafe water and sanitation (due primarily to open, unclean toilets) live in India. As billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently wrote on his blog, those kinds of conditions make a plan like Clean India worthy of both praise and financial support.
The World Bank links one in ten deaths in India to poor sanitation. From contaminated groundwater children pick up chronic infections that impair their bodies’ ability to absorb nutrients. Almost 44 million children under five, says the bank, have stunted growth, and every year over 300,000 die from diarrheal diseases.
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. It is essential that we act now by reducing emissions and product waste and by adapting to change.
3D printing will create a revolution in the building & construction industry and can give rise to a new segment of innovative and affordable housing as this construction methodology uses very limited labor and lesser construction material
“On Site Robotics technology might be very useful for places with different needs where there are not enough resources such as refugee camps, areas affected by extreme conditions, or urban environments facing environmental issues by only using sustainable and local materials,” said Markopoulu, Academic Director and Project Coordinator at IAAC
While most other industries have undergone tremendous changes over the past few decades, and have reaped the benefits of the process, product and service innovations, the construction sector has been hesitant to fully embrace the latest innovation opportunities and its labor productivity has stagnated or even decreased over the past 50 years
Our aim is to disrupt this norm and offer our 3D printers and solutions to construction companies