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3D Concrete Printing

What is 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP)?

3D concrete printing, also referred to as 3D Construction Printing, is an additive manufacturing approach where concrete or cement is printed using a special type of mortar that forms a monolithic structure without the use of traditional formwork.

Benefits of 3D Concrete Printing

  • Less labour intensive - with the digitalisation of the "concrete pouring" process, 3D concrete printing requires less manpower
  • Freedom of design - 3D concrete printing is able to print curves and complex shapes unachievable using traditional formwork
  • Lower cost - with the precision of the printing process, it is easier to calculate consumption therefore, less wastage. Less waste and less manpower means more savings on total construction costs
  • Eco-friendly - this technology is a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete

What can you build with 3D Concrete Printing?

Using this innovative technology, you can 3D print formworks, furnitures, staircases, water outflows, bridges and even a full house! 

Here are some notable projects that utilized Weber-Beamix Netherlands' 3DCP Mortar:

  • Driebergen-Zeist Train Station formwork
  • Nijmegen Bridge Project - world's longest 3D concrete printed pedestrian bridge
  • Water outflow project with BAM
  • Public furnishings in Eindhoven
  • Staircase in Amstelveen bus station
  • Tree protection 
  • KAMP C C3PO House - a full 2-storey house printed on site



Did you know? 

Saint-Gobain Weber-Emix supplies the mortar used in Southeast Asia's largest 3D Concrete Printer.

On 11 September 2019, Southeast Asia’s largest 3D concrete printer (for construction) was declared operational by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). The printer is capable of printing concrete components up to 9m (L) x 3.5m (W) x 3.8m (H).

Weber Emix is the supplier of Weber 3D 145-2, the mortar used for the concrete printer.

Weber 3D 145-2 is a factory-produced dry mortar specially designed for 3D Concrete Printing. It conforms to BS EN 206 standards for specifications, characteristics and fabrication. Its compressive strength class is C35/45.


For more information about our 3D Concrete Printing Mortar, please email us (EIS.info@saint-gobain.com), give us a call (+65 6330 8288), or fill up the form below.