3D Concrete Printing

The opportunity

Exhibition piece showing two examples of 3D printed concrete

"Five hundred years ago printing changed the world - 3D printing
could have just as big an impact.”
(Peter Day, BBC's InBusiness - 28 July 2011)

Interest in this innovative process is growing, and the expertise at Loughborough is world-leading.

In November 2014, the team embarked on an 18-month development programme with Skanska to develop the first commercial concrete printing robot.

Work is now focused on

  • novel reinforcement techniques to enhance tensile strength
  • further development of robotics for on-site construction
  • exploring applications in other markets, including street and outdoor furniture

Development and licensing opportunities are available to transfer the technology into industry. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.