The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) will present their research on additive manufacturing methods for complex concrete components at the Hannover Messe 2019. These methods could be used to produce tailor-made components for sewage systems quickly and economically in the future. Prototypes of various 3D printed components will be on display for those attending the trade fair.
Traditionally, concrete component manufacturing is arduous and design possibilities are limited by the formwork. Should infrastructural elements require replacement due to damage, this repair work is often costly.
Additive manufacturing opens up new possibilities to manufacture customised products or even small batches of concrete components in an efficient manner. This is where BAM’s research steps in.
Together with Clausthal University of Technology, BAM is working on laser-based additive manufacturing of alkali-activated concrete. Not only does this have a higher chemical resistance, but in combination with 3D printing technology, it could also provide unique possibilities for industrial applications.
“Additive manufacturing is already being utilised for plastics and metals with great success,” explains Professor Jens Günster, project leader and head of the Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials division at BAM. “We want to further develop the manufacturing process so that it can also be safely applied in the construction materials sector.”
BAM is also involved in the AMITIE EU project (Additive Manufacturing Initiative for Transnational Innovation in Europe). Within the scope of AMITIE, BAM scientists are cooperating with Desamanera, an Italian start-up. Together, they want to optimise 3D printing for very large, complex concrete and mortar components.
You can find more information on all of BAM’s exhibitions at the Hannover Messe at www.bam.de/hannovermesse-en.
Venio Quinque, M.A., LL.M./LL.B.
Head of Section Corporate Communications
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