IS A 3D-PRINTED WALL STRONGER THAN A LIMESTONE BRICK WALL?
PROJECT: TEST WALL STRENGTH
LOCATION: THE NETHERLANDS
OUR JOB: TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER, R&DO
On request of ETIB, a leader in the concrete industry for over 20 years, we’ve printed two walls. The walls of 2.40 by 3.00 meter are part a new concept: is a 3D printed wall stronger than a limestone wall? Therefore we have connected the walls to the floor and we’ve placed a hollow cast floor on top of it.
Together with ETIB / Concrete House we’ve put a lot of weight on the 3.00 meter high walls, printed less than 2 weeks ago. Actually, we’ve put even more weight on the walls – over 50.000kg – than needed, until we couldn’t go any higher due to the height of the roof. After successfully completing the first test, we are moving on to the next steps such as testing the capillarity and water-tightness of the walls.