Products And Services

Nozzle
Gantry Frame
Nexcon 1-G (NC-1G)
2-3 STORY GANTRY FRAME PRINTER

Mortar mixer and nozzle are manufactured firmly and rigidly to operate an optimal gantry 3D printer.

This printer specializes in single to 2-story affordable residential housing and commercial applications with potential to print 3 stories depending on roof design.

Nexcon UG (NC-UG)
1-STORY GANTRY ACADEMIC PRINTER

Mortar mixer and nozzle are manufactured firmly and rigidly to operate an optimal gantry 3D printer.

The NexCon UG 3D printer is modeled to meet the need of universities, technical training facilities, and be utilized on smaller scale projects.

NEXCON™ Printer Family
MULTI STORY GANTRY PRINTER

Black Buffalo 3D’s NEXCON™ construction printers provide developers, contractors, governments and NGOs with technology and materials designed to save time and money over traditional building methods. The NEXCON™ family of printers were developed in global partnership with mechanical engineering and construction experts to address the needs of tomorrow but do so today, going beyond a single story to maximize utility of printed buildings and structures. They can print components or walls faster and more cost effectively than precast or block methods, at a fraction of the time and with a stronger, more resilient result.

In addition to being fast, NEXCON™ 3D printers deliver on-site job versatility by utilizing a motion- centric modular gantry design capable of yielding more efficient structures that provide the greatest printable area without sacrificing print quality. The multi-axis gantry system is capable of printing structures up to 3 stories high and is optimized to generate accurate prints for any 3D-modelled design that can be created using conventional CAD software.

In addition to being fast, NEXCON™ 3D printers deliver on-site job versatility by utilizing a motion- centric modular gantry design capable of yielding more efficient structures that provide the greatest printable area without sacrificing print quality. The multi-axis gantry system is capable of printing structures up to 3 stories high and is optimized to generate accurate prints for any 3D-modelled design that can be created using conventional CAD software.

The foundation of the NEXCON™ gantry frame is a modular track system that allows our clients to customize the print area and meet the unique requirements associated with each projects varying specifications. The scalability of a NEXCON™ system is achieved by its capacity to add additional tracks, facilitating the ability to move the printer from one site to another for larger community or infrastructure buildouts.

Changes to the modular track configuration do not require disassembling the vertical or horizontal axis of the printer, saving time and labor expenses as a result. Mobile silos ensure that construction crews can complete more projects without the time and cost- consuming interruptions caused by tear downs or rebuilds.

The core objectives driving our development of the NEXCON™ printer nozzle were to bring consistency, quality, and ease-of-use to our customers. Featuring an open hopper design, NEXCON™ allows operators to manually load small batch test runs and provides a direct line of sight for visual inspection of the mix, or inspection through the printer’s video feed. Several easily swappable nozzle tips are available to facilitate different applications.

Every NEXCON™ printer features built-in controls that enable the printer to automatically start and stop, leaving space for electrical, plumbing, windows, doorways, and any other necessary openings. Cleanup is as easy as flushing the machine and rinsing the nozzle at the end of a print job.

In the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) currently limits printer speed at 9.8 inches per second. NEXCON™ 3D construction printers operate at the fastest speeds permitted by law without sacrificing the consistency or quality of the structures they create. Utilizing a crew of three operators and running uninterrupted for over 12 hours at a time, NEXCON™ printers are capable of completing a 1,000 square foot structure in under 20 hours.

NEXCON™ construction printers utilize additive manufacturing methods that provide builders, contractors, and developers with significant margin-enhancing cost savings and greater sustainability through waste elimination and localization. Additionally, NEXCON™ printers yield dramatic operational efficiencies and productivity gains that enable users to get more done in less time.

Our proprietary concrete ink is the result of years of R&D and testing, ensuring usability, consistency, strength, and safety. By using Black Buffalo 3D machinery and ink, our customers can more reliably scope projects and provide accurate quotes on demand that directly impact a project’s bottom line.

NEXCON™ construction printers utilize additive manufacturing methods that provide builders, contractors, and developers with significant margin-enhancing cost savings and greater sustainability through waste elimination and localization. Additionally, NEXCON™ printers yield dramatic operational efficiencies and productivity gains that enable users to get more done in less time.

Our proprietary concrete ink is the result of years of R&D and testing, ensuring usability, consistency, strength, and safety. By using Black Buffalo 3D machinery and ink, our customers can more reliably scope projects and provide accurate quotes on demand that directly impact a project’s bottom line.

Structures printed with Black Buffalo 3D printers and concrete ink exceed the strength, durability, and safety of conventional mortars, stick-built housing and poured concrete.

Our 3D construction system was developed with strength, safety, usability, and durability as its defining characteristics and with the primary goal of furthering the adoption of this technology. As a result, we believe this new paradigm is primed to make a positive impact on a global basis.

Black Buffalo 3D has invested considerable time and resources to create a complete ecosystem that is capable of scaling 3D construction initiatives safely, reliably, and efficiently.

Print Speed

NexCon™ printers operate at the fastest speeds permitted by law without sacrificing consistency or quality of the structures they create. In the U.S., NexCon™ printer speed is limited by the maximum speeds allowed by governing bodies, which currently 250mm/s. The walls of buildings can be printed with a crew of 3 operators and the machine can be run non-stop for over 12 hours at a time. A 1,000 square foot structure can be completed in under 20 hours.

Savings and Sustainability

NexCon™ 3D construction printers utilize additive manufacturing methods that provide builders, contractors and developers significant margin-enhancing cost savings, greater sustainability through waste-elimination and decreased CO2 emissions, and dramatic operational efficiencies and productivity gains that enable customers to get more done in less time. Our proprietary cement ink is the result of years of R&D and testing, ensuring usability, consistency, strength and safety. By providing machinery and developing our ink, our customers can reliably scope projects and provide accurate quotes on demand.

Industry Standards

Black Buffalo 3D has and will continue to educate local, regional and global industry regulators and stakeholders to adapt legacy aging standards. Our first successful initiative was working closely with ICC-ES (International Coding Commission Evaluation Service) to re-write the criteria accepted by over 53 countries for 3D printed walls to a more challenging multi-wall test that will accelerate acceptance of 3D construction printing for large scale building projects. To date, no other firm has made a greater commitment to revolutionize the industry by working with so many experts in mechanical engineering, structural design and materials testing.

Multi-Story Gantry Design

In addition to being fast, NEXCON™ 3D printers deliver onsite job versatility by utilizing a motion-centric modular gantry design that offers more efficient, optimized structures while providing the greatest printable area that doesn’t sacrifice print quality. The multi-axis gantry system is optimized to guide accurate prints that are capable of implementing any design loaded into a computer aided design (CAD) system from 1-3 stories high.

What we provide
Black Buffalo Offerings
By selling equipment, cement ink supplies, pre-printed infrastructure components and modular spaces, Black Buffalo 3D has a portfolio of efficient ESG friendly solutions that help developers and contractors construct, install and erect infrastructure on demand.
Equipment
Ink
Precast
Modular
Raw Materials

3D Printer Ink

Developed through extensive research, development, testing, and trial and error, our proprietary ink mixture is an advanced dry mix created for advanced efficiency, strength and durability

Cement
White Cement

Climate Conditions

Our proprietary ink mixture can be customized to match temperature, humidity, altitude specific conditions. Many material options to address needs of specific project requirements

Santorini Clay
Red Clay

Additives

Functional add-ins that strengthen, enhance and improve a readily available aggregate. Complex formulas have been implemented to optimize print speed and material curing time

Color Cement
Oyster Shells

Proprietary Blends

Unique ink formulas are exclusive to Black Buffalo 3D and have undergone extensive in–house, partner level, and external testing to exceed traditional requirements for building

Wood
Metal
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