“Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB) has greenlit the use of concrete 3D printing in the development of architectural components and various items like benches and pavilions. The board is considering such methods for eventual use in their Tengah and Bidadari estates. The project also employs the use of the largest 3D-printer in South-east Asia, costing $900,000 for purchase and installation.
Extensive testing in 3D concrete printing is underway at Singapore’s HDB Centre of Building Research at Woodlands. The agency has installed a concrete AM machine capable of creating components up to 9m long by 3.5m wide by 3.8m tall. Previously, they successfully printed a room measuring 3.6m by 3m by 2.75m in 13 hours back in August…”