3D Printing
Historic Applications of 3D Printing

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
Art and
Medical and
Toys and
Foods and
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.
Scaling Production
Print Size
Learning Curve
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.

Print Versatility

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.

Material Versatility

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.

Cost Versatility

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.
3D Printing
Core Resources
Materials, tools, labor related costs
Materials, tools
50-80% reduction unskilled labor
50-80% reductions
$167-$333/square ft.
< $35/square ft.
More than 50% reduction
Material Loss (%)
> 10%
< 3%
90% reduction
Time vs. Cost

3D printing serves all domestic and overseas large-scale complex demands — while securing the iron core quality and prefabricated panel costs.

Environmental Impact
Black Buffalo 3D 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."


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 freight, material costs and time.


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