• Postbus 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven


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 structural applications of 3D printed concrete. 

The 3DCP research group is proud to be hosting the 2nd RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication - Digital Concrete 2020. The conference will take place from 6 – 10 July 2020 at the Auditorium of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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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 Printer at the Department of the Built Environment. The printer consists of a four axis gantry robot with a print bed of approximately 9.0x4.5x3 m3, coupled with a concrete mixing pump, both controlled by a numerical controller.

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

The research activities are supported by industrial partners, a number private enterprises covering the whole production chain of concrete for construction. Their contribution and involvement is gratefully acknowledged: Ballast Nedam, BAM, Bekaert, Concrete Valley, CRH, CyBe, M-Tec, SGS Intron, Siemens, Verhoeven Timmerfabriek Nederland, Weber Beamix, Van Wijnen, Witteveen+Bos and stichting SKKB.

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    Research Output

    • 17 Article
    • 10 Conference contribution
    • 1 Review article
    • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

    Extrusion-based additive manufacturing with cement-based materials – Production steps, processes, and their underlying physics: A review

    Mechtcherine, V., Bos, F. P., Perrot, A., Leal da Silva, W., Nerella, V., Fataei, S., Wolfs, R. J. M., Sonebi, M. & Roussel, N., Jun 2020, In : Cement and Concrete Research. 132, 132, 14 p., 106037.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • On demand additive manufacturing of functionally graded concrete

    Ahmed, Z. Y., Bos, F. P., van Brunschot, M. C. A. J. & Salet, T. A. M., 7 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Virtual and Physical Prototyping.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 3D concrete printing for structural applications

    Bos, F., Ahmed, Z., Rodriguez, C. R. & Figueiredo, S. C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Spool. 6, 2, p. 5-10 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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    Student theses

    3D concrete printing: research and development of a structural reinforcement system for 3D printing with concrete

    Author: Jutinov, E., 31 Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Bos, F. (Supervisor 2) & Ahmed, Z. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    3D concrete printing in architecture: a research on the potential benefits of 3D concrete printing in the construction of residential buildings in the Netherlands

    Author: Marijnissen, M., 31 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), van der Zee, A. (Supervisor 2) & Willems, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    3D printing of concrete structures

    Author: Wolfs, R., 2015

    Supervisor: Salet, T. (Supervisor 1), Beetz, J. (Supervisor 2), Zimmermann, G. (External person) (External coach) & Hendriks, L. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master