Freeform 3D wall printing Branch Technology has developed a systemic approach to 3D printing mesh structures that function as the backbone of a wall assembly.
CO2 infusion-based plastic coating CO2 has a negative reputation for its significant contribution to global warming. However, CO2 also exhibits some positive features that may
Concrete with spatially varying microstructure Functionally graded materials, or materials with spatially varying composition or microstructure, are ubiquitous in nature. Examples include human bones, palm
Hybrid concrete casting system Augmented Skin is a custom casting process that enables the creation of complex objects and building components. The technique utilizes different
Architectural-scale robotic printer The Facadeprinter creates large murals by firing paintballs onto walls. The software-controlled robot consists of a two-axis turntable and a pressurized air-based
3D printed metal structures MX3D Metal is a multiple-axis 3D printing process that creates metal structures in midair. Developed by Netherlands-based Joris Laarman Lab in
Multifunctional bacterial composite Bio-Fabrication is a collection of multimaterial composites made by bacteria. Recognizing that bacteria can be utilized to fabricate materials with different properties,
Water-based fabrication of biomaterial structures Researchers at MIT have realized a technique for printing gel-based structures modeled after the principles of biological construction. The water-based
Variable vacuum-formed plastic Although vacuum-forming molds are typically costly, the parts they produce are relatively inexpensive due to the economy of mass production. Vacuum-formed thermoplastics
Wood-based insulation Researchers at the Brunswick, Germany–based Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research have developed a new wood-based insulation material that consists of foamed wood particles.