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The issue of reinforcement remains a difficult one for digital fabrication in concrete construction, with many solutions offered on how to best incorporate it with the technology in a practical manner. While certain technologies, such as digital casting systems, allow more seamless introduction of traditional steel reinforcement bars, the dominant technology of extrusion-based 3D printing still shows great limitations, with the most typical application being that of a lost formwork for traditionally cast concrete, or as unreinforced masonry. The use of both conventional and unconventional reinforcement materials, and their incorporation into processes, is a large and active area of research with the digital concrete community. In this work, we present a 3D printing platform and manufacturing concept in which a 3D printed form serves as a vertical substrate for a reinforcement, either textile or conventional steel. The structural concrete is then either applied by hand or sprayed around the reinforcement. Show more
Book titleThird RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication
Journal / seriesRILEM Bookseries
Pages / Article No.
SubjectDigital fabrication; Concrete; Reinforcement; Sprayed concrete; 3D printing
Organisational unit03891 - Flatt, Robert J. / Flatt, Robert J.
02284 - NFS Digitale Fabrikation / NCCR Digital Fabrication
-- - NCCR Digital Fabrication (SNF)
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