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    Postbus 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) provides the potential to increase the productivity and reduce the environmental impact of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The 3DCP research group adresses the scientific challenges to develop the technology towards safe and sustainable structural applications of 3D printed concrete. 

The 3DCP research group runs various MSc, EngD and PhD projects, in collaboration with (inter)national academic and industry partners. On this page, you can find an overview of our research activities, staff, and recent publications. Interested to collaborate? Contact our researchers directly or via 3Dconcreteprinting@tue.nl.

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Performing high-end research on concrete printing

Organisational profile

The goal of the TU/e 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) research program is to establish concrete printing as a viable new method to manufacture concrete elements and buildings, and to fundamentally understand its processes. The research group operates and develops its own 3D Concrete Printing facility at the Department of the Built Environment. The research facilities consist of a large-scale gantry printer, as well as numerous large- and small-scale industrial robot arms. The research group has access to a wide range of (non-)destructive experimental facilities to characterize printable materials, as well as numerical tools to analyze the process and design printable structures. 

The program is run by the chair of Concrete Structures of the Unit Structural Design, in close collaboration with the chairs of Innovative Structural Design, Applied Mechanics, as well as Architectural Design and Engineering. Within the 3DCP program, numerous PhD, EngD, MSc and other research projects is being conducted.

The research activities are supported by a consortium of (inter)national industrial partners and academic colleagues. Their contribution and involvement is gratefully acknowledged.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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