Projects will be based on the central tenet of making 3-D concrete printing and hybrid manufacturing a low or zero carbon process.
Guided by specific applications for construction and infrastructure, we are addressing several issues in parallel through dedicated projects with discipline specific expertise spanning materials, structures, automation / process control and design.
We will need to understand the full context of embodied carbon in the manufacturing process and examine in several ways to:
- reduce embodied carbon
- minimise material use and waste
- maximise durability and performance
Recent research grants
We have three recent EPSRC grants - totalling £3.1 million - in 3D printing. Click to find out more about each project, using the links below.