High-Resolution Additive Formwork for Building-Scale Concrete Panels

Roberto Naboni*, Luca Breseghello

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Abstract

The paper discusses the technical developments in using 3D printed reusable formworks for the production of high-resolution building-scale concrete panels. The research looks at innovation in the production of concrete elements and extends current design possibilities with economically viable moulds. The relation occurring between the presented manufacturing technique, namely Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printing, and diverse designed morphologies is studied, assessing limits and opportunities of the application through an experimental setup. The first experiment analyzes a set of thermoplastics to identify suitable materials for the specific application in concrete formworks. The second experiment tests a consistent workflow for the digital modelling and optimization, 3D printing and concrete casting of a series of unique panels that challenge the formal possibilities of concrete manufacturing. The outcomes are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively, in terms of formal possibilities offered by the approach, material behaviour, ease of manufacturing, and achievable precision, discussed for relevant applications in architectural envelopes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication. DC 2020.
EditorsFreek P. Bos, Sandra S. Lucas, Rob J.M. Wolfs, Theo A.M. Salet
Volume28
PublisherSpringer
Publication dateJul 2020
Pages936-945
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-49915-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-49916-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
EventRILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication: Digital Concrete 2020 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6. Jul 20208. Jul 2020
Conference number: 2

Conference

ConferenceRILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication
Number2
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period06/07/202008/07/2020
SeriesR I L E M Bookseries
Volume28
ISSN2211-0844

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Additive Formwork
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Informed texture
  • UHPFRC

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