3D Printing Tech Towards the Future


3D printer printing a blue house

The world has been facing enormous challenges recently, from the worsening climate change and the ongoing pandemic to the rapidly growing population. These issues have had a significant impact on the construction industry, prompting us to question the conventional ways we have been operating up until now and devise better solutions to these challenges, such as sustainable green building, remote and smart construction work arrangements, as well as global housing solutions.


On the brighter side, the recent advancements in construction technology have greatly helped alleviate these challenges. 3D construction printing has brought ideas to life on a whole new level, focusing on efficiency, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. Here’s why 3D printing technology can help us build better communities for the future!


Efficiency

We can use 3D printing to create an identical copy of a digital model no matter how many times we program it to do so—all without the restrictions of human error. Traditional construction methods can take months to years to finish, but 3D printing can reduce the time required by more than 60%, allowing you to create a house in only a few days. It not only makes planning more reliable from the start, but it also saves time in coordination and monitoring. The digital model is simple to modify, and the system may be adjusted to work with any design. Almost every surface or shape is feasible—including straight, curved, smooth, rough, flat, and even angled surfaces. Since the process is automated and does not rely on manual input, human errors and worksite injuries are less likely to happen.


Cost-Effectiveness

Unlike conventional construction methods, 3D printing allows more considerable long-term cost savings, especially when dealing with large-scale projects. When printing a digital model, only the necessary resources will be used, eliminating the need for costly installation of formworks on-site. This also doesn't require additional human resources or materials and lessens the possibility of reworks. Everything may be reduced significantly without sacrificing the quality of the output.


Sustainability

3D printing offers significant environmental benefits when compared to conventional construction methods. Cutting down and using resources wisely, as well as making things more efficient, is already helping to achieve sustainability goals. The structures built through 3D printing consume fewer materials, generate less waste, and require less transportation, dramatically minimizing carbon footprint. It may also be programmed to use environmentally friendly materials such as sustainable concrete, raw earth, mud, and other renewable resources.


The construction industry is experiencing a new progression, with 3D printing technology and new operational methods becoming increasingly prevalent. Aside from producing faster and better constructions, we've witnessed how 3D printing technology enhances life standards that benefits both humans and the environment. By working together and exploring new technologies, we can continue to improve the industry and build better communities for the future.


Find out how you can gear your project towards the future with JCVA! Email us at info@jcvassociates.ph or visit www.jcvassociates.ph to learn more about our services.


Source:

https://www.archdaily.com/979103/towards-sustainable-and-affordable-housing-is-3d-printing-the-future-or-the-present?ad_source=search&ad_medium=search_result_articles


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