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.
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|PRINTER SIZE (W x L x H)||47' 7" x 37' 5" x 34' 9"|
|BUILD AREA||26' 3" x 26' 3" x 26' 3"|
|NOZZLE SIZE||35-50mm (diameter)|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||10 kW|
|RATED VOLTAGE||AC 3 Phase 220 V|
|MIN RATED BREAKING CURRENT||35 kA|
|MAX RATED BREAKING CURRENT||50 kA|
|MAX SPEED (X AXIS)||9.8"/second|
|MAX SPEED (Y AXIS)||9.8"/second|
|MAX SPEED (Z AXIS)||2"/second|
|ASSEMBLY TIME||1-3 days|
|# OF CONTAINERS||3|
|# OF OPERATORS||2-3|
|SILO CAPACITY||10 tons|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our proprietary ink mixture can be customized to match temperature, humidity, altitude specific conditions. Many material options to address needs of specific project requirements
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
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
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