Buildink developed the world’s first cable robot concrete 3D printer capable of delivering single story homes in just 1 week using Buildink’s cutting-edge signature concrete mixture. Our technology reduces the total construction time up to 75 % versus the traditional building process our 3D printer also ensures cost savings and construction in a safe manner.
We charge based on the dimensions of the overall project, where the material cost is almost similar to the traditional cost excluding labor cost.
To print any project or a structure the following is required: Buildink’s 3D printer, automated concrete preparation and feeding unit, electrical connection or autonomous generator of electricity, water supply.
First there must be a smooth foundation so that we can print the project on top of it. Meanwhile, before the is initiated Buildink’s 3D printer automatically scans the surface of the terrain, and then prints a permanent formwork to compensate for differences in height of up to 10 cm. The team will install the printer around the printing area, and there are no requirements for this part.
It depends on the design required, meanwhile the team have special techniques to accomplish these manners.
We did and still doing intensive tests on our concrete, to provide safety and durability. The overall tests showed no air bubbles inside our concrete, and thus water can’t get through or affect the structure. All the results can be disclosed by contacting our team. Our concrete is designed to hold low and high temperature conditions.
Buildink’s concrete mixture is a trade secret, it is like any concrete mix but stronger, and designed to be compatible with 3D printing. We are collaborating with laboratories around the world to compile with safety standards.
Our current projects are up to one level houses, where metal is not required since our concrete is strong enough to hold up to 80 mPa pressure. Meanwhile the foundation of the house must have metal to avoid flexure from ground soil. As we go further in the research and development in multi-level housing, we may get another case scenario.
Yes, we can implement and already have the plan to include 3D printed thermal insulating passive concrete elements while printing the house/building, based on the customer’s demand only, that can reduce electricity consumption of some households, and this can be only implemented during 3D printing construction stage.
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