The precast concrete industry is looking at using 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing magazine said.
Gate Precast used 3D printed forms during construction of a 42-story building in New York, the magazine said. The publication said Gate Precast determined 3D printed tool worked “for a job requiring high repeatability over many concrete pours.”
Oak Ridge National Laboratory introduced the idea of using 3D printing for concrete tooling to the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, a trade association, Additive Manufacturing said.
The two organizations worked on a research project, the magazine said. Gate Precast ended up using 3D printing after approaching Oak Ridge, the publication said.