Select Page

Newly patented 3D construction printer can reportedly create 60-foot-long concrete slabs in less than 1 minute


Armatron Systems, an Arizona-based 3D construction printing company, has secured a patent for an on-site printer that officials say can create a slab as long as 60 feet in less than a minute.


The 3D printer uses a slip-form mold extrusion system that limits bubbles and air in the concrete, and shortens the curing process so the concrete can be ready to support weight moments after being laid. This also allows the Armatron system to build curvilinear walls, which officials said most 3D printers cannot build.


The patent is the first step in the process of rolling out the 3D printers for widespread use, the company told Construction Dive. Armatron plans nine to 12 months of further testing with end users before introducing the technology to a wide range of contractors. Many people don’t realize that it’s not just existing data that’s at risk in cybersecurity […]

You May Also Like…

A Perfect Pair: 3D Printed Drones

A Perfect Pair: 3D Printed Drones

Drones bring great energy to the design and 3D printing realm, with engineers engaged in developing new technology...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!