Deltasys E-Forming, a Belgium-based 3D printing machine developer and manufacturer, revealed that it delivered a locally developed concrete 3D printer to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). The 3D printer will be under the administration of the Civil Engineering Department of the Structural Evaluation and Materials Technologies (SEMT) Laboratory and will be used for materials research applications.
Deltasys E-Forming works with all major research institutions in India to develop indigenous 3D printing technology in the country. He has also worked with several IITs in India for his concrete 3D printer. With IIT Bombay, he has developed a gantry-style concrete 3D printer which was delivered to the institute last week and will be installed in its civil engineering department SEMT Lab. This is a major boost for construction 3D printing in India as we see more and more technical institutes researching this technology.
This concrete 3D printer has a build volume of 1 cubic meter and is capable of building strong and resilient concrete structures. IIT Bombay itself will formulate the material according to its own research applications. The Deltasys E-Forming machine is capable of processing any third-party material and can process aggregate concrete up to 8mm, including all kinds of plaster, cement paste, mud, etc. The goal of the lab is to use this printer to study technology, and research and develop compatible and durable materials.
The Deltasys E-Forming concrete 3D printer will be very helpful for the advancement of technology in India. By partnering with a startup, IIT Bombay not only encourages startup culture in India but also sends a strong message to established tech makers.
Deltasys E-Forming is a growing company that has already delivered over 500 3D printers across India and is on track to deliver many more such printers in the near future.
“We have already sold more than 5 concrete 3D printers in India. At the moment we have orders for more than 12 concrete 3D printers. For one of our clients, we are also developing a large concrete structure (probably the largest in India) which will be capable of building a four story structure,” said Virendra Kadam, Founder and CEO of Deltasys E-Forming.