First 3D-printed Milestone house

April 30, the first tenant of the first ever Dutch 3D-printed concrete home has received the key. The 3D printed house in Eindhoven – the first of five within ‘Project Milestone’ – fully complies with all of the strict building requirements of The Netherlands. Project Milestone is a joint construction and innovation project of Eindhoven University of Technology, Van Wijnen, Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix, Vesteda, the Municipality of Eindhoven and Witteveen+Bos. The group of TU/e professor Theo Salet is one of the driving forces of the project

Eindhoven University of Technology started the 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) research program in 2015. The goal of the program was to establish concrete printing as a viable new method to manufacture concrete elements and buildings, and to fundamentally understand its processes. The research group operates and develops its own 3D Concrete Printer at the Department of the Built Environment. The printer consists of a four axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0×4.5×3 m3, coupled with a concrete mixing pump, both controlled by a numerical controller.
The TU/e has found a group of contractors, building materials suppliers and engineering firms to finance and support the 3DCP program.

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