Additive manufacturing of building elements by extrusion of wood concrete
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An additive manufacturing process is presented in which large scale building elements are shaped by depositing fresh wood chip concrete with the aid of a numerically controlled extrusion system. In comparison to similar solutions based on mere mineral materials, the characteristic properties of the wood cement composite (e.g. low weight, low thermal conductivity, better workability) proved to be advantageous for the manufacturing process as well as for the final product.
additive manufacturing, 3D printing, construction, wood chip concrete, robot
Book / Congress title:
World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016)