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February 27, 2014 AT 7:00 pm

Architect, voxeljet create ultra-high performance concrete using #3DPrinting #3DxArchitecture #3DThursday #3DScanning

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Architect, voxeljet create ultra-high performance concrete using 3D printing. From 3Ders.org:

…Now architect Philippe Morel from Studio EZCT Architecture & Design Research in Paris is using 3D printed sand molds to create ultra high-strength concrete.

Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) is a new type of concrete and is characterized by being a steel fibre-reinforced cement composite material that is six to eight times stronger than conventional concrete, and also much lighter. Its high density structure also provides excellent material quality with no pores and micro tears.

Part of Morel’s research is to look for light and filigree concrete structures that will provide a completely new level of design freedom in architecture in the future.

“We needed a quick and cost-effective process for manufacturing molds for UHPC casting. Currently the only economic alternative for our research is to print sand molds on the voxeljet machines using 3D printing technology,” says Morel…

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