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BOD2: the one and only 2nd generation construction printer on the market for use in residential construction or the production of precast parts.

The robot-assisted 3D construction printer takes full advantage of the technology. The machine’s modular assembly structure makes it easy to maintain, move and configure.

Each BOD2 printer is made up of a portal system with several 2.5 m modules and can be configured flexibly in all 3 dimensions. This means that measurements can be configured individually for different applications and projects, and the printer can also be expanded in a straightforward manner. What’s more, the gantry system eliminates the need for frequent relocation and recurrent calibration of the printer. This saves a huge amount of time, as each calibration process takes several hours.

One of the significant advantages of robot-assisted 3D construction printing is the ability to use free-form architectural shapes – it makes no difference to the printer whether the walls are straight or curved.

Technical specifications

Printer and building sizes

Maximum dimensions of the BOD2: 15 m wide, 10 m high and as long as you want.

Example sizes for printable buildings:

  • 3D construction printers in our rental park: buildings with a maximum floor space of 204 sqm and 3 storeys
  • Largest printer built thus far: building with a floor space of 300 sqm and 3 stories.

Assembly and fixing

  • Assembly and disassembly times depend on the configuration of the printer. For a machine with a printing area of 12 m wide, 17 m long and 8 m high, 8 hours are required.
  • The BOD2 is either screwed onto the bottom slab or concrete blocks.

Printing speed

  • The maximum speed is 1 meter/second.
  • We print at a speed of 25 cm/s for safety reasons and to ensure that we can continue to incorporate manual operations into the printing process. The BOD2 takes approx. 5 minutes to complete 1 sqm of hollow wall.

Printing materials

  • Any locally sourced 3D printable mortar or concrete (up to 8 mm grain size).
  • There is no need for special 3D printing material that can only be obtained from us.

Safety technology

  • CE-certified and safe
  • IP67-certified cabling and galvanized steel tracks
  • Camera monitoring of the printing process and results.

Tangential control

This makes it possible to print very smooth surfaces – if this is required. It is also possible to create rough surfaces as a stylistic element or to simplify the plastering procedure.

Layer height and width

  • Layer heights between 1 cm and 3 cm
  • Layer widths between 3 cm and 10 cm.

Slicer software file formats

All conventional CAD software formats (.STP, .IGS, .BREP and .OCC).

More information about the 3D construction printer

If you have any questions or require further information about our 3D construction printer, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More information about the 3D construction printer