3D printing technology is used in specialized areas such as research development, modeling, the medical industry and in small scale production runs.
Benefits include lower costs and higher efficiency in producing highly precise prototypes.
Research and Development
Art and Exhibition
Medical and Dental
Toys and Characters
Foods and Fashion
Historic Limitations of 3D Printing
3D printing began with restrictive pricing, a need for constant recalibration and limited selection of non-ecofriendly inputs. It was difficult to justify anything beyond prototyping or hobbyist applications.
Advanced 3D Printing Technology
No longer limited to small scale, plastic materials
NexCon 3D Printers take the best characteristics of 3D printing and address many of the challenges found in the construction industry. The result is the ability to print structures remotely or on-site efficiently at a lower cost with greater sustainability.
Ability to print onsite and custom designs. BB3D's state of the art construction technology is capable of printing up to 4 stories of 1,500+ square feet on each level.
With a wide variety of "ink" materials, Black Buffalo 3D's cement-based “printer ink” is formulated to withstand harsh climates, is recyclable and is stronger than a block wall.
By reducing material and labor costs, extruded exterior walls provide energy efficiency and printing affordable housing onsite cuts freight and logistics costs.
Traditional vs. 3D Printing
Time, Insurance and Material Savings
Significant savings compared to existing construction methods in terms of construction materials, time and costs with the added benefit of sustainability.
Materials, tools, labor related costs
50-80% reduction unskilled labor
< $35/square ft.
More than 50% reduction
Material Loss (%)
Time vs. Cost
ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION
3D printing serves all domestic and overseas large-scale complex demands — while securing the iron core quality and prefabricated panel costs.
BB3D construction is driving next generation sustainability by reducing waste, emissions, power consumption and material costs.
"Sustainable materials management (SMM) is a systematic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. It represents a change in how our society thinks about the use of natural resources and environmental protection."
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Mixing and printing structures to exact design specifications eliminates waste and the traditional requirement of utilizing casting molds or forms.
Reduced project timelines, lighter transportation loads and the flexibility to print buildings onsite, greatly reducing pollution and related fees.
Several configurations available providing power to select liquid fuel or electric based printers that run more efficiently than standard machinery.
Sourcing local materials to mix with our proprietary “ink” formulation can create reductions in transportation costs, material costs and time.
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WHO WE ARE
Global provider of ICC-ES code compliant 3D construction printers, structural ink, and training.