The application of robots in the construction industry has been gaining speed over the last years. Industrial robots have allowed for the introduction of 3D printing on a scale relevant to architecture and commercial building. Vertico has developed 3D concrete printing technology for the construction printing Industry and has recently opened a new 3D concrete printing facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The new facility boasts three ABB robots, one of which is set on a 7-m track, allowing the robot to print an object as wide as 10 meters.
Vertico also sells complete concrete printing solutions. Having developed their own hardware combination and software for slicing, Vertico is an independent player in the concrete printing market.
Moreover, they are not bound to a specific material mix like many suppliers are but have worked with several suppliers and have developed their own recipe with a consortium called De Huizenprinters. Currently they are printing a tiny house with the consortium and are working on perfecting a state-of-the-art 2-component nozzle which will make the extruded material harden within seconds.
“We decided to set up shop in Eindhoven as it is the tech capital of the Netherlands and, with two other local printing facilities, perhaps the concrete printing capital ofthe world.”
Volker Ruitinga, founder of Vertico