Lobster shells inspire stronger 3D-printed concrete

Lobster shells inspire stronger 3D-printed concrete

Brief By mimicking the curvy patterns found on lobster shells, scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have come up with 3D printing technique for concrete that affords it greater strength and could let taller and more complex structures be built.   Insight As...
NITROcrete aims for Better Concrete Cooling

NITROcrete aims for Better Concrete Cooling

Brief  Craig Yeack profiles NITROcrete, a Colorado-based company that has developed a process that involves spraying coarse aggregate with liquid nitrogen before batching. Matthew Nazarenko from NITROcrete says the cooling process is in use at more than 100 concrete...
Shedding Light on 3D- printed, Upcycled Ashen Cabin

Shedding Light on 3D- printed, Upcycled Ashen Cabin

Brief A new video explores the making of the 3D-printed concrete Ashen Cabin near Ithaca, N.Y. The cabin incorporates wooden components from ash trees that couldn’t be run through traditional lumber processing.   Insight Thanks to the latest video by Jarett...