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Title: Developments in construction-scale additive manufacturing processes
Authors: Lim, Sungwoo
Buswell, Richard A.
Le, Thanh T.
Austin, Simon A.
Gibb, Alistair G.F.
Thorpe, Tony
Keywords: Concrete printing
Construction automation
Digital fabrication
Freeform construction
Additive manufacturing
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: LIM, S., BUSWELL, R.A., LE, T.T,, AUSTIN, S.A., GIBB, A.G.F. and THORPE, T., 2012. Developments in construction-scale additive manufacturing processes. Automation in Construction, 21 (1), pp. 262-268.
Abstract: Additive manufacturing in construction is beginning to move from an architect’s modelling tool to delivering full-scale architectural components and elements of buildings such as walls and facades. This paper discusses large-scale additive manufacturing processes that have been applied in the construction and architecture arena and focuses on ‘Concrete Printing’, an automated extrusion based process. The wet properties of the material are critical to the success of manufacture and a number of new criteria have been developed to classify these process specific parameters. These criteria are introduced and key challenges that face construction scale additive manufacturing are presented.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Automation in Construction [© Elsevier B.V.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.010
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.010
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9176
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.010
ISSN: 0926-5805
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