Nanyang Technological University:
Processes &  Materials in Large Scale Concrete Printing

 

Yi Wei Daniel Tay of the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University recently submitted a thesis, ‘Large scale 3D concrete printing : process and materials properties,’ exploring the potential for more progressive techniques and materials in the construction industry.

This research examines the need for good flow in concrete ink, along with challenges in finding the correct printing parameters for performance and quality products. Ultimately, pumpability, layer adhesiveness, and buildability are critical elements as well, with all these features being explored during the fabrication of a large-scale sample—along with the option of refining the need for formwork via 3D printing.

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