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The Future of Concrete Printing with Imprimere AG

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There is a expanding popularity in 3D printed concrete forms in new years, which has most folks waiting for an age of 3D printed houses and createings, as well as other indoor and outdoor structures. Impremere AG is one company who is developing their own methods for printing in concrete.

Imperemere AG was founded in 2015, yet they newly created a partnership with Niederberger Engineering AG this year, who are developing much bigger printing devices than the ones they are already developing and selling. Their initially 1063 version printing devices were sold to buyers in Italy.

Additive Manufacturing is known for its time and money saving abilities, and the printing devices at Imprimere are no different types of. Even in their tinyest piece quantities, the 1063 version printing device is up to 20 times cheaper conventionally createing the parts. The printing device itself has been created to be utilized for free form parts as well as complex concrete elements. But, the main intention of creating this printing device version was so it may to print most sorts of versions with minimal costs.

Current applications for the 1063 include:

•Concrete part manufacturing: Stairs, spiral staircases, facade elements, furniture

•Art and Horticulture:Sculptures / statues and free forms

Neiderberger Engineering AG already has three employees working for Imprimere AG, who has just one employer at the moment. It is astounding which such a tiny workforce has been able-bodied to be this successful. “Currently we are quite occupied, with the sourcing and the organization of the assembly of ordered printing devices. At the same time, we are working out to create our international sales structures,” says Simon Steinegger, CEO of Imprimere.

But they are already occupied with their latest version of printing device already, Steinegger explains future plans for the companies, “Within the future three years it is planned to bring a house printing device on the market. This printing device can and so be able-bodied to move vertically too.”

But can you quite 3D print a house?

There have been a few examples of versions which are sizeable adequate to stand within of, yet it’ll be a few time preceding we will see houses printed completely. There are projects in the works lead by different types of companies, yet Steinegger mentions how the printing devices his team are working on can in addition be able-bodied to print houses in the future. “Our versions at moment are created, to print a few parts of houses like facade elements or stairs. Yes, in the sum we can print your dream house!”

How do they stand out of other companies?

Imprimere AG have said which they are the initially of the world printing device with a fully automatic reinforcement process. “We pull the wire of the coil and we manufacture it straight with our straightening unit. After we cut and transported the reinforcement to the robot. There the robot picks up and brings it in the right position. With our process you can create elements and parts which are EN- Standard compliant. With the same full automatic process, you can insert the element and the lifting processs.”

After structures have been printed and dried, they can be milled into additional ornate shapes via the same machine.

“After printing, the formwork and the deposits of the reinforcement and lifting points, the component can be instantly filled with normal concrete,” says Steinegger.



Where do Imprimere AG see themselves in five years?

It is becoming additional and additional possible which future houses and createings may either showcase 3D printed parts, or be 3D printing themselves. This means which there is a quickly emerging industry for concrete and createing printing innovation. Steinegger believes which Imprimere can be right up there as one of the most, “We see us as global providers of 3D concrete printing device for prefabrication and houses.”

I’m excited to see how concrete printing and Imprimere AG changes the world!

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