CyBe Construction has recently moved into a fantastic new building on the new ‘company boulevard of Oss’, as the Kantsingel is popularly known. Berry Hendriks and Martijn Romijnders are more than happy with the new production location.
New production location with many opportunities
Since 2013, the company from Oss, CyBe has been developing 3D concrete printers and applying this technology to redefine the construction sector. Globally, CyBe is active in the sales of 3D concrete printers, in the Netherlands the company works as a main contractor. “Currently we have a sales pace of 2 printers per month, so our former production facility at the Kanaalstraat soon became too small,” says Berry. “With more printers being developed, there was a lack of space”.
In addition to the two types of 3D printers that the company has been offering since 2013, the product range has been expanded to include three new types of printers. A robot on a track is extremely suitable for construction companies to print large objects in a production hall. It is also ideal for pre-cast concrete suppliers, research institutes or universities. In addition to this type of printer, the company also has a gantry system in its new production hall in Oss. This makes it possible to prefabricate almost completely finished houses. This should bring the square metre price to around 750 euros, whereas conventional houses cost 1,000 to 1,500 euros. The latest type of printer is a gantry system with an ABB robotic arm to fulfil the range and more complex prints.
3D printing of concrete allows the realisation of houses, street furniture, artificial reef and many other designs. This technique is one of the largest innovative methods in the industry, providing new solutions that traditional construction methods cannot achieve. It reduces the construction time from 25 weeks to just 5 weeks.
Founder and CEO of CyBe Construction, Berry Hendriks, knows better than anyone how traditional construction works. Hendriks has been part of the Dutch construction industry for a long time. His family started in 1922 and still runs a construction company in the Netherlands. Hendriks’ knowledge and experience in the construction sector have created a unique perspective that has made us realise that the construction process can be made more efficient. Where traditional construction solutions are complex and time-consuming, 3D printing offers solutions to develop complex shapes. Automating construction processes to save cost and time in the construction of various projects and products
Besides offering 3D concrete printers, CyBe also offers its own software (Chysel and Artysan), materials (CyBe Mortar), Design & Engineering and its own learning platform (CyBe Lybrary). This makes it possible to offer solutions to simplify complex construction processes and to collaborate more efficiently around 3Dcp, with the major benefits of faster and more sustainable construction production. Through CyBe Mortar, it has been possible to create a 32% CO2 reduction. Compared to other mortars, CyBe Mortar is hard within 3 minutes and at structural strength in just one hour. In addition, the material is produced locally, which significantly reduces transportation costs. This allows for a fast and efficient printing process, reduced costs and sustainable results.