New construction processes using 3D printing

This project is a compendium that covers the development of robotics, the search for new ranges of construction materials and the technological impulse of design and construction.

The planned new 3D printing systems will be used to rehabilitate envelopes using direct printing and by manufacturing prefabricated elements “on demand” (without the need for molds or formwork). These printing systems will work with new indoor and outdoor material ranges based on cement, lime, gypsum and mixed mixtures, specially developed to be applied by extrusion. For its part, CYPE collaborates in the development of BIM tools that overcome the current restrictions in the field of “multilayer” and “catalogue” construction, by proposing new construction systems in which the optimum shapes, dimensions and features are applied for each element and building area.

The CIEN 3DCONS project, with an €8M budget co-financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), was carried out between 2015 and 2019.