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3D Printing for Construction with Alternative Materials

  • Provides cutting-edge information on Industry 4.0

  • Demonstrates that additive manufacturing and 3D printing enhance building processes optimization

  • Addresses the needs of both engineers and architects, researchers and designers

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. How 3DPC Will Transform Architectural Design

    • João Teixeira, Amaia Zuazua-Ros, Manuel Jesus, Bárbara Rangel, Ana Sofia Guimarães
    Pages 1-31
  3. WASP in the Edge of 3D Printing

    • Massimo Moretti
    Pages 57-65
  4. Architectonic Cement-Based Composites 3D Printing

    • Ana Mafalda Matos, Mehmet Emiroğlu, Serkan Subasi, Muhammed Marasli, Ana Sofia Guimrães, João Delgado
    Pages 67-89
  5. 3D Print with Salt

    • Vesna Pungercar, Martino Hutz, Florian Musso
    Pages 91-125Open Access
  6. Use of Waste Materials to Reduce Cement and Natural Aggregates in 3D Printing Mortars

    • Manuel Jesus, Joana Costa, João Teixeira, Sofia Pessoa, Ana Sofia Guimarães, Bárbara Rangel et al.
    Pages 127-153
  7. 4D Printing and Construction: Reality, Future, or Science Fiction?

    • Jorge Lino Alves, Leonardo Santana, Bárbara Rangel
    Pages 155-175

About this book

This book explores the latest achievements and design possibilities that 3D printing for construction (DPC) can offer, the alternative materials to natural aggregates or cement and even the 4th dimension that is already starting in this area. DPC materiality is starting to be explored in architecture as a new design language to reach not only outrageous forms but also to leverage the building process and its performance. Like Corbusier explored the concrete potentiality of concrete to release the façade and the plan, 3DPC is allowing to straighten design freedom with building performance. Industry and Scientific research are offering design professionals possibilities to start a new design movement. New paths are also starting to be tracked to reduce even more this building system footprint, stalking alternatives to Portland cement (PC). Today is already possible to build with the soil from the buildings’ ground. Leftovers from various industries are opening possibilities to decrease the PC and natural aggregates rate in printable mortars. From the industry, salt is becoming a possibility to be used in 3DPC. Sugar can ashes are improving the mortar performance reducing adjuvants. Construction and demolition waste can substitute natural aggregates and even offer new textures and color possibilities. Finally, to close this edition, the latest steps on the use of Phase Change Materials in additive manufacturing are collected to raise awareness to the next step of AM, the 4D printing.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

    Bárbara Rangel, Ana Sofia Guimarães

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

    Jorge Lino

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil

    Leonardo Santana

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Softcover Book USD 169.99
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