Saturday , February 23 2019

Immensa revives concrete casting techniques with 3D printing tech

DUBAI / Emirates Business

Immensa Technology Labs, the UAE’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company, in collaboration with global leader in construction industry, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), released result of a world-first joint effort to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing. The ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the Innovation Department of Berlin-based BigRep.
The ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed back into them through expert digital fabrication. It sheds light on 3D printing as the tool that will allow architects to become the master builders of the 21stcentury and enable direct control of the 1:1 production of their designs.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, said: “This breakthrough signals the immense potential that 3D-printed formwork offers companies to significantly shorten and simplify their studio to site process. It brings proven concrete casting methods back to today’s building sites, renewed for the modern era and offering significant added value. This fulfils Immensa’s mission to drive innovation in the 3D printing industry and highlight the unique benefits of this manufacturing method to show how it can benefit companies in the construction sector. We are proud to have achieved a world first in our industry, which strengthens Dubai’s growing reputation as a global hub for 3D printing in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’.”

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