DELTASYS E-FORMING Delivers Concrete 3D Printer to IIT Bombay

Above: Deltasys E-Forming concrete 3D printer designed for IIT Bombay / Image source: Deltasys E-Forming

Construction 3D printing in India is growing rapidly as more startups enter the market. Deltasys E-forminga Belgium-based 3D printing machine developer and manufacturer, revealed that it delivered a locally developed concrete 3D printer to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). The 3D printer will be under the administration of the Structural Evaluation and Materials Technology Laboratory (SEMT) of the Civil Engineering Department.

The concrete 3D printer has a maximum build volume of 1 cubic meter and is capable of building strong and resilient concrete structures.

Concrete 3D printer at IIT Bombay

3D printing of construction in India
Above: Deltasys E-Forming concrete 3D printer being unloaded at IIT Bombay campus/Image source: Deltasys E-Forming

Deltasys E-Forming works with all major research institutions in India to develop indigenous 3D printing technology in India. He has also worked with several IITs in India for his concrete 3D printer. With IIT Bombay, it has developed a gantry type concrete 3D printer. This concrete 3D printer 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 the technology.

This concrete 3D printer has a build volume of 1 cubic meter and will be able to build strong concrete structures. IIT Bombay itself will formulate the material according to its own research applications. The Deltasys machine is capable of processing any third-party material and can process aggregate concrete up to 8 mm, including all kinds of plaster, cement paste, mud, etc.

The goal of the lab is to use this printer to study technology, research and develop compatible and durable materials. This printer will be used for materials research applications.

The 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 tech makers.

“We have already sold more than five concrete 3D printers in India and we currently have orders for more than 12 concrete 3D printers. For one of our clients, we are also developing our biggest concrete 3D printer (probably the biggest in India) which will be able to build a four story structure.

– Virendra Kadam, Founder and CEO of DELTASYS E-FORMING

Deltasys E-Forming is a growing company that has already delivered over 500 3D printers across India, is currently working on several real-world 3D printing projects and is on track to deliver many more such printers in a close future.

3D printing of construction in India

Lately, we are witnessing a great craze for construction 3D printing in India. More and more startups are committed to locally developing concrete 3D printers. The reason for this sudden surge in popularity may be due to the impending housing crisis facing the world. The situation at home is similar and even more so in metropolitan cities. Concrete 3D printing seems to be the way out of this crisis.

Concrete 3D printing, also called 3D printing of the building is experiencing rapid growth and acceptance across the world. Many startups are now engaging in the design and development of concrete 3D printers capable of building solid structures and even buildings of 2 stories and more.

Some leading construction 3D printing companies build various infrastructure projects like 3D printed houses, school buildings, offices, bridges, military barracks and many more. All these projects are quite successful which highlights the advantages and superiorities of 3D printing technology.

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