3D printed skyscraper with the help of “crane printing” technique

14 Mar

3D printed skyscraper with the help of “crane printing” technique

An architectural 3D printing startup, Cazza Construction Technologies, which is right now working with the Government of Dubai, said that the firm is looking forward to construct world’s first 3D printed skyscraper. The organization allegedly said that it will be utilizing another 3D printing strategy called "crane printing".

Cazza to boost up everyone’s confidence with its latest innovation

For an organization whose 3D printing technology has never been eye witnessed in public, Silicone Valley 3D printing startup Cazza Construction Technologies appears to positively boost up everyone’s confidence. After building up a lot of interest the past year, Cazza made a legal announcement in the end of 2016 that the company got a contract from the Dubai Government for starting the construction of 3D printing buildings in Dubai. According to reports Dubai’s Government claimed that 25% of the whole buildings will be 3D printed by the end of 2030. Cazza now claims that it has the technology to 3Dprint skyscrapers now.

How the idea of 3D printed skyscrapers came?

In a recent conference with Construction Week Online, Cazza’s sensational CEO Chris Kelsey clarified that his organization’s latest “crane printing” technology can further be utilized to make elevated structures, which are at least 80 meters tall. The young CEO also stated that “When we first thought about starting 3D printing technologies, we focused more on houses and low-rise buildings”. “ We were followed by many questions including some developers that is it possible to build a 3D printed skyscraper, that inspired us to begin with the research on how we can create 3D printed skyscrapers using 3D printing technology.

How 3D printing technology will work is still unclear

This all sounds extremely exciting, how the 3D printing technology will work is still unclear. Nobody even knows about what is “crane printing”? The organization says that the 3D printing procedure can be utilized to make structures made of cement and steel. It additionally says that, while particular parts of a building will be 3D printed, different parts will be made utilizing existing construction procedures.

Statements made by Cazza

We all are unaware about how this technology is going to work, other than the known fact it can be “easily implemented with existing cranes” followed by something, which is known as “layer smoothing” will be utilized. All the above statements have been made by Cazza that later on stated that they are adding some new features so that it can adjust itself according to high wind speeds alongside the utilization of their layer smoothing system, which builds completely flat surfaces.  

The latest technology is exciting yet doubtful

The idea of a 3D printed skyscraper indeed makes everyone easily excited but on the contrary it is easily doubtful- especially when you have not eye witnessed the most-hyped technology. Cazza’s official website also doesn’t give any information other than some vague corporate design with some made up phrases like “A sustainable future is impossible without significant change”. There is surely something different in Cazza, which has gathered a lot of attention including huge financial offers from the industry, yet the company is keeping all the cards to itself.

"Through our advancements, we will have the capacity to manufacture compositionally complex structures at speeds, which no one has seen before," Kelsey included. "It is about economies of scale where high technologies initial cost will get reduced over time as we enter the large scale manufacturing stage."

The first 3D printed skyscraper by Cazza allegedly will be manufactured in the UAE, however insights about venture are yet to be disclosed.

Image Credit:Eduard Galkin.

Chris Joel (Author)

3D printed skyscraper with the help of “crane printing” technique
Chris Joel is a writer at 3D Printers Online Store. Hailing from South London, he has a degree in English Literature. His interests include the application of 3D printing technology to art and its popularization.