Precast, 3D printing offer innovative solutions for AEC projects

02/4/2014 | GovTech.com

The use of precast concrete, coupled with 3D printing, is providing modern solutions for a variety of industries including architecture, engineering, and construction projects. For instance, Digital Concrete from D-Shape offers a way to restore piers and seawalls. The company used 3D scanning, then 3D-printed concrete. "The advantages of quality control in fabricating off-site yet being able to closely fit the encasements, blocks or extensions to the surface that they are nestled into has a number of advantages, including lower costs, better quality control [thus longer life], lower labor mobilization and quicker delivery and installations," according to the New York City Economic Development Corp.

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