Additive Manufacturing for Construction reveals additive manufacturing technologies for building and construction applications. It introduces digital and multiuse technologies for civil applications and informs the reader of their design properties and uses. The book explores on-site and off-site construction techniques, and features design strategies in additive manufacturing which will eliminate production difficulties and minimise assembly costs, from both the academic and the industrial perspectives. The unique capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies for large-scale applications combined with 'design for manufacturing' strategies are shown, allowing the reader to understand efficient structural shapes and forms which can provide appropriate level of structural performance with reduced use of materials and resources.
This book gathers knowledge of multidisciplinary investigations into one book to answer challenges and difficulties faced by the construction industry and includes:
Additive Manufacturing for Construction is of interest to those in academia and industry including architects, civil engineers, material engineers, manufacturing and industrial engineers, mechatronic engineers and construction experts with an interest/professional requirement to know about large-scale additive manufacturing technologies.
Chapter 1. Extrusion Based 3D Printing Technology
Chapter 2. Shotcrete 3D Printing Technology
Chapter 3. Powder Bed 3D Printing Technology
Chapter 4. Metal Powder Based Fusion 3D Printing
Chapter 5. Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing
Chapter 6. Robocasting 3D Printing Technology
Chapter 7. Design for Construction Additive Manufacturing
Chapter 8. Business Opportunities and Future Directions