U.S. Army seeks commercialization of 3D printed cement barracks

U.S. Army seeks commercialization of 3D printed cement barracks

Ordered, concrete, and spanning 512 square-feet, the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois, has revealed the successful construction of its first 3D printed barracks hut. The B-Hut is a product of the lab’s Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) project, that is now seeking commercialization with a North American industrial corporation. Expeditionary structures on-demand The semipermanent B-Hut was made using a 3D printer made from a sliding metal gantry. CERL ACES gantry 3D printer. Army photo by Mike Jazdyk According to Dr. Michael Case, CERL ACES program manager, “ACES provides a capability to print custom designed expeditionary […]

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