Robot-supported injection technology

Additive manufacturing of concrete elements

Additive manufacturing has evolved in recent years from its origins of rapid prototyping to a future-oriented production technology. Fully functional construction elements are today already being manufactured for direct application in many areas. The advantages of additive manufacturing lie in the elimination of complex formwork construction and in the individual adaptation of the construction elements: which promises for the future the combination of economic advantages and efficient materials utilization.

A dynamic development in recent years has also become apparent in the development of...

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Issue 02/2017 Potential applications in structural engineering

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Issue 02/2019 3D printing of reinforced concrete components

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Issue 04/2010 Cycle time reduction in the precast factory

The shuttering robot Twin-Z

In comparison to the conventional system (Fig. 1), that Weckenmann had already developed in 1991 and that is still being constructed, the robot Twin-Z was extended by a second vertical axis – also...

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Issue 10/2013

Manufacturing process of compact modules for construction

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