All topics related to automating construction including but not limited to: 3DCP, Parametric Design, 3D Printed Construction, Materials Engineering, Software Engineering and more.
Qorox Founder 3D Printing Houses in New Zealand | Automated Construction Podcast #21
0:00:00 Wafaey Swelim Introduction
0:03:50 Getting the 3D printer certified and permitting in New Zealand
0:06:35 Building a print team
0:13:05 Publicity value of being the first construction 3D printer in the region
0:21:50 Macroeconomic need for automated construction
0:30:45 Wafaey’s favorite prints accomplished so far
0:43:30 Future of design & leaving precedent in the past
0:52:20 Onsite vs Offsite Printing
1:18:30 Collaboration potential and network utility in 3D Printed Construction
CyBe CEO & Founder Scaling Construction Automation Startup | Automated Construction Podcast ep #20
Some of you may have seen I recently trained on the CyBe mortar 3D printing system earning my basic operator certification which was live streamed on this channel! In this podcast episode with Berry Hendriks we discuss my training, their setup, and the future ambitions of not only CyBe but the construction automation industry as a whole. You may remember Berry from episode 11 of the Automated Construction podcast where he gave a brief virtual tour of his facility. There have been many updates and improvements since then and much more to look forward to.
CyBe Print in France https://youtu.be/ADSz6E9tbgY
My Live Operator Test https://youtu.be/s2xqnx0EwOk
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Vertico 3D Founder & CEO Volker Ruitinga Returns | Automated Construction Podcast #019
Earlier this week we saw the Vertico 3D facility and witnessed multiple prints in action on their robotic arm on a track system. Now we get to hear from their CEO at length for the second time on the Automated Construction Podcast. Our initial podcast was over a year ago so it is about time Volker can update us on all the progress Vertico has been making, many of what was said in the first episode is now long dated!
Facility Tour https://youtu.be/lw0bgRBmHw8
Printing with Vertico https://youtu.be/cPDaOuiDK5Y
0:02:00 Benefits of new nozzle & dual component system (accelerant)
0:07:30 Benefits of robotic arm on a track
0:11:00 How Vertico makes innovating models with parametric design
0:27:30 Material Costs
0:31:00 Vertico Printer Cost
0:43:25 How many printers Vertico sold this year
0:54:25 Vertico's ideal investor
1:06:40 Future of automated construction printing
1:14:25 What are those pink lights?
Regulations of 3D Printed Construction with Stephan Mansour | Automated Construction Podcast Ep 18
Stephan Mansour, creator of the ISO/ASTM JG 80 forming the regulations that will help contractors win permitting for 3d printed construction projects.
3:50 The Problem
8:45 How ISO/ASTM JG 80 will effect contractors and concrete printers
11:85 Presentation 26:48 What material to use
33:30 If there were no innovations to the material being printed would the industry survive?
37:00 Printing a house in Dubai 2018
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Werner H. Bittner Contour Crafting Investor | Automated Construction Podcast Episode #17
Contour Crafting has been pursuing full construction automation since before Y2K and now their proprietary product the CraftTrans concrete 3D printer is available for purchase in both military and civilian form.
1:30 Origin of Contour Crafting
7:00 Werner’s investment into Contour Crafting
20:43 Mission to Decrease Emissions
34:00 CraftTrans Concrete 3D Printer
44:00 Innovation in Construction
51:00 How to Buy a CraftTrans Construction Printer
56:26 Portable Precast Concrete Plants
Henrik Lund-Nielsen CEO & Founder of COBOD | Automated Construction Podcast Ep 16
I finally got the chance to talk with Henrik Lund Neilsen the CEO and Founder of COBOD. After automation caught his interest, Henrik personally went on a world tour of 35 3D printing companies that he was able to compare and contrast in his pursuit of bringing this technology to a bigger scale in the construction industry. After this grant funded journey, COBOD emerged with the BOD and eventually BOD 2 concrete 3D printer. COBOD has a unique value proposition for their customers seeking to gain a competitive edge in the construction industry. 3D printing addresses the labor shortage in the construction industry that makes some regions very expensive to build in. On top of that, speed and reliability are two major advantages 3D printing can offer as well. Construction is multifaceted with each facet behaving slightly differently depending on location. In some regions of the world labor is cheap but the people may be unreliable, other areas the labor can be 10x more expensive and even more unreliable! Long term automation and technology offer a solution to the reliability problem. Construction automation seeks to mend the reputation of over budget over schedule construction projects that the world has become so used to. If you’ve got a contractor that always sticks to the schedule don’t loose their number any time soon there is still a ways to go before 3D printing is ubiquitous. Henrik ensures that any modifications to the printer will be made retroactively available for existing customers. This is a strategy shared by another 3D printing company ‘Prusa’. It is a relief to see some construction 3D printing companies taking notes from the forward thinking printing companies rather than the traditional printer models where the profit is all in the ink. Unlike many other companies COBOD chooses to be material agnostic without a restrictive warrantee. Without going into too much detail, Henrik told me they have developed a ‘magic’ material that can make regular concrete buildable. This method requires 1% additional material added to the regular mix. Unlocking the solution to a more affordable buildable concrete will have an enormous impact on the economic feasibility of 3D printed concrete. Henrik wanted to stress the importance of scale when printing concrete. There is benefit to allowing more time between layers so when you are using a tiny 3’x 3’x 3’ concrete printer then you may only have 30 seconds between each layer. Scaling up to 40’x 50’ + yields significantly more space to print thus increasing time to complete each layer ultimately makes the entire process more efficient. Some projects take longer than others, we briefly discussed how some projects aimed for a 24 hr print time whereas others choose to spend months on a print in order to academically dissect and observe the process. Like every person I’ve spoken to pioneering this novel industry, Henrik is not shy to admit progress and improvements are being made with every build. Very soon larger multifamily developments will test the potential of automation and if they demonstrate favorable economic viability we’ll start to see similar projects pop up all over the world.
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Such a great show! Want to learn about 3d and other automations in construction and about the motivations behind the people doing this work? Check it out !