Research Information

Development of 3D printing design methods, materials, and equipment for small buildings and irregular-shaped forms
  • ManageDepartment of Future Technology and Convergence Research
  • Date2019-07-24
  • Hit87

 

1. Overview

ㅇ Development of design technologies and building of 3D printing materials and equipment technologies to produce new building products (small buildings, irregular-shaped structural/non-structural forms and interior/exterior finishing materials, etc.), and utilization of innovative building methods to shorten the construction period and reduce construction costs

   - 60% reduction in frame construction time for small buildings (100 m2), from 5+ days to 2 days

 
3D-printed bench and irregular-shaped panel
3D-printed bench and irregular-shaped panel
 

2. Research Contents

ㅇ Development of 3D printing products for buildings and construction/structural guidelines, and conducting of testbed study

   - Development of product planning and design technology for construction using 3D printing

   - 3D printing structural stability technology developed for small buildings and irregular-shaped forms

   - Development of 3D printing construction monitoring system for small buildings and irregular-shaped forms

   - Constructability review for small buildings and irregular-shaped forms, and development of testbed

   - Testbed design for small buildings and irregular-shaped forms; drafting of design guide

   - Improvement of building 3D printing-related institutions, and establishment of commercialization strategy

ㅇ Development and standardization of technologies for the manufacture of compound construction materials for 3D printing construction

   - Development of interior and exterior finishing materials using compound construction materials for 3D printing, and development of standards

   - Development of compound construction materials for 3D printing of exterior finishing materials

   - Development of on-site manufacturing technologies for 3D printing of exterior finishing materials

   - Development of compound concrete materials for 3D printing of structural materials

   - Development of chemical admixtures for 3D printing of concrete

   - Development of quality control process technologies for 3D printing of concrete products

ㅇ Development of 3D printing construction equipment (equipment capable of indoor and outdoor production)

   - Development of 3D printing equipment and production technologies for irregular-shaped forms

   - On-site and off-site additive manufacturing equipment for vertical structures of small buildings

   - Development of extrudability evaluation platform for core components of 3D printing construction equipment and compound construction materials

   - Development of 3D printing equipment and production technologies to implement temporary structure systems for irregular-shaped buildings

 

3D-printed building products and prototype equipment
3D-printed building products and prototype equipment

 

 

3.  Research Achievements 

ㅇ Technological value

  - Printed 2 sets of small concrete benches and panel (1 m x 1 m) using 3D printing

  - Printed 3 types of 3D-printed building products and performed construction method review

  - Fabrication and testing of 3D printing material prototypes

  - Fabricated equipment with dimensions of 2 m x 1.5 m x 1 m (W x L x H)

  - Research will continue with the aim of reducing construction time for cast-in-place concrete for small buildings (up to 100 m2) (at least 5 days for conventional framework → completion within 2 days)

ㅇ Social value

  - Securing core technologies in 3D-printed construction; creation of new markets through technology commercialization; improved competitive power for the construction industry

 

4. Expected Effects

ㅇ Promotes Korean technological prowess in the 3D printing construction market, which is growing rapidly worldwide

ㅇ Supply of 3D printing design and construction technologies through R&D and the institutionalization of design, structure, and construction guidelines

ㅇ Increased exports and gaining an economic advantage over other countries through the development of 3D printing mortar

ㅇ In situ utilization of medium- and large-sized 3D printing equipment through collaboration with builders

ㅇ Creation of 3D-printed landmarks for use as tourism and cultural attractions

 

 

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