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Swedish university project to 3D-print houses

Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden are working with external partners to develop a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose-based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make houses.

“The idea of the project is to develop a technology that can be used in reinforcing the manufacturing industry in the region,” says Marlene Johansson, director of Umeå University’s Sliperiet facility. “For Sliperiet the project, entitled the +Project, is a part in the strategy of forming collaboration in an open and interdisciplinary innovative environment.”

One goal of the project is to produce cellulose-based materials for full-scale 3D printing, which can be anything from printing weather-stripping and doors, to walls and, in the end, complete houses. 

Digitalisation and mass-customisation can provide incredibly exciting opportunities for the forest and construction industries. 

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Posted Date: March 9, 2016

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