Additive Manufacturing in Construction
AMC TRR 277

Events

Digital Concrete 2024

Announcement: 4th RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication We are thrilled to announce the 4th RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication (Digital Concrete 2024), taking place from September 4-6, 2024, in Munich. Hosted by the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 277, Technical University of Braunschweig, and Technical University of Munich, this event will showcase cutting-edge advancements in concrete additive manufacturing and sustainable digital workflows. Join researchers, engineers, architects, and industry leaders in Munich for this pioneering event. For more information and registration, visit Digital Concrete 2024.

The AMC at parliamentary evening in Berlin

Future Mobility Under the motto ‘Future Mobility – autonomous and digital,’ the city of Braunschweig, along with TU Braunschweig, presents itself to the capital’s politics and press. Bundled in one evening, participants get to know, among other things, the connection between a functioning infrastructure and a digital and 3D-printed construction industry. More information at TUBraunschweig -future mobility   About TRR 277 AMC: The Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) is dedicated to advancing research in the field of construction, with a focus on leveraging 3D printing technology to revolutionize sustainable and energy-efficient building practices. Through innovation and collaboration, the center aims to usher in a new era for the construction industry. In the interdisciplinary, cross-location and …

A New Era for Sustainable Construction

AMC Enters Second Funding Phase The collaborative project “Additive Manufacturing in Construction” (AMC), explores new perspectives for the construction industry. Research on 3D printing in construction at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Technical University of Munich receives four more years of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). 3D printing methods for building with clay and flood protection   Challenges in Traditional Construction: Conventional construction processes are characterized by inefficient material usage, high environmental impact, and stagnant productivity. With a growing global population and an increasing demand for housing, the construction industry is reaching its limits. Faced with these challenges and the global significance of the construction sector as a major contributor to CO2 emissions with substantial resource …

Code.Craft.Construct. Navigating the Digital Transformation in Architecture and Construction

Inaugural lecture by Prof. Dr. Norman Hack Code.Craft.Construct. Navigating the Digital Transformation in Architecture and Construction Wednesday, 8. November 2023, 5.00 pm | Pockelsstr. 11, TU Braunschweig, Aula, Haus der Wissenschaft As of today, the computer and the digitally controlled machine have a 70-year history in the architectural discourse. Over the years, the fields of application and the potentials of the computer in architecture have been constantly reinterpreted and implemented, whereby the natural sciences, philosophy and art have always had a significant influence on this discourse. In the inaugural lecture „Code.Craft.Construct. Navigating the Digital Transformation in Architecture and Construction“, Professor Hack gives an overview of the influential developments in the discourse of digital architecture and locates his own research on …

Build with the 3D printer: Stephan Weil visits TU Braunschweig

Buildings are part of our cultural development. New technologies are now needed to make construction more environmentally friendly, faster and more economical. Scientists at the AMC Collaborative Research Centre see additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, as a key digital technology for the construction of the future. On 23 October, the scientists showed Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil how they are conducting fundamental research into 3D printing together. “Research from Lower Saxony is a real driver of innovation, as I was once again able to see for myself today at the TU Braunschweig. New technologies are being developed here that make construction more environmentally friendly, faster and more economical – a real milestone,” says Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower …

Research Highlights of the 1st funding period (2020-2023)

Take a look at all the highlights of the TRR 277 AMC projects. The videos show the project and their achievements of the entire first four years at a glance. In short presentations you will learn about the main findings, collaborations and gain an overview of the publications and the people behind the projects. This overview was produced at the last AMC Conference in October 2023. The AMC Conference focused on the future of construction with 3D printing technologies. Researchers from the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Technical University of Munich, part of TRR 277 AMC, aim to make construction more resource-efficient, lower-emission, and economical through innovative 3D printing processes. The conference provided insights into AMC’s research areas, including …

Digital Construction – Conference with visionaries for the construction of the future

Instead of brick on brick built by hand, layer by layer 3D printed with a robot. This is what the future of building could look like. The first buildings in Germany are already standing, and the largest printed building in Europe was recently completed in Heidelberg. At the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Technical University of Munich, scientists of TRR 277 AMC are researching new 3D printing processes to make the construction of the future more resource-efficient, lower-emission and more economical. The AMC had now presented its research results. The keynote speaker was Leibniz Prize winner Professor Achim Menges, spokesperson for the IntCDC Cluster of Excellence (Digital Technologies for Design and Construction of the Future) at the University of …

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 pioneers the Future of Construction with 3D Printing

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 AMC is excited to announce its upcoming event, the First Funding Period Closing Conference, scheduled to take place from October 9th to 11th, 2023. The conference, held at TU Braunschweig’s Audimax, showcases the remarkable research outcomes from the initial four years of the DFG-funded Transregio project, featuring a keynote speech by Achim Menges. TRR 277 AMC’s research is centered around the future of Digital Building, emphasizing resource-efficient and energy-efficient construction methods enabled by 3D printing technology. This innovative approach not only redefines traditional construction practices but also offers new design freedoms by integrating material, process, and design considerations. Presenting a comprehensive overview of the research accomplishments, the AMC Conference provides an exceptional opportunity for …

AMC Conference 9./10./11. October 2023

Join us now! AMC Conference with a Keynote by Achim Menges Start: 1:30 PM (10th Ocotber 2023) With the following access data you can join the web broadcast: Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86763005356?pwd=aGlhWVhoM0s0R3dLTEhONUh2QzF5dz09 Meeting-ID: 867 6300 5356 Kenncode: TRR277-AMC Meeting-ID: 867 6300 5356 Kenncode: TRR277-AMC You can also download the detailed programme from our website: https://lnkd.in/ex6v_PkU The Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 AMC is excited to announce its upcoming event, the First Funding Period Closing Conference, taking place on October 9th – 11th, 2023.  Set within the TU Braunschweig’s Audimax, the conference will showcase the remarkable research highlights achieved during the initial four years of the Transregio. Presenting a comprehensive overview of our research accomplishments, the event provides an opportunity for a …

AMC goes fair trade

The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) will present its innovative research with a stand and will be represented by Prof. Dr. Dirk Lowke with a presentation at BAU 2023, the leading trade fair for the construction industry. From Monday, 17th April to Saturday, 22nd April, the world’s leading trade fair BAU 2023 will open its doors and the AMC will be there. With its own stand in the “Innovation hub” Hall B0, the AMC will showcase research results achieved so far. Visitors to the trade fair will be able to get a tangible and comprehensible demonstration of the innovative power of 3D printing for the construction industry on the basis of a large number …

AMC Highlights 2022

The Collaborative Research Centre TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) looks back on an eventful and successful year. Intensive scientific exchange, innovative research approaches, new research infrastructure and many awards for outstanding research: in 2022, the AMC had it all, and so it can continue. Some AMC Highlights had a special focus on the next generation in civil engineering and architecture. For example, the AMC was part of the nationwide Digitaltag 2022 and Girlsday, getting young people excited about 3D printing research. The AMC has acquired a taste for it and is keen for more: more contact with school students, more open labs, more presentations of innovative research in 2023. At this year’s Digital Concrete (DC 2022) in Loughborough, …

Girlspower at the AMC Lab in Achering

#Girlspower at the AMC Lab -german version below- #Girlspower at the AMC Lab in Achering, TU München. Schoolgirls recently conducted research as part of the program “TUM Entdeckerinnen: MINT experience at university” themselves on 3D printing in construction. Next to several other helpers our colleague Maximilian Dahlenburg supervised the girls due to his sub-project “Extrusion of jet-mixed concrete – individually graded in bulk density and 3D fiber reinforcement” as part of the collaborative research project AMC – TRR 277 “Additive manufacturing in construction”. The girls learned about the process of basic research and were allowed to print an electronic random cube themselves. Munich, August 2022 About the AMC: The Collaborative Research Center Transregio TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) …

Additive Fertigung im Bauwesen verankert sich in der Lehre

Additive Fertigung im Bauwesen verankert sich in der Lehre – praktische Anwendungsfälle im Masterkurs Studierende des Bauingenieurwesens an der TUM hatten im Sommersemester 2022 die Gelegenheit, sich mit der additiven Fertigung im Bauwesen zu beschäftigen. Unter der Leitung von Klaudius Henke, Bettina Saile, Daniel Talke und Birger Buschmann, vom Lehrstuhl für Holzbau und Baukonstruktion an der TUM ging es im Master-Kurs „Einführung in die additive Fertigung im Bauwesen“ zentral um das Thema „Additiv gefertigte Brücken“. Nachdem sich die Studierenden mit Referaten über bereits gebaute Beispiele in die Thematik eingearbeitet hatten, vertieften sie den Stoff durch eigene Entwürfe von additiv gefertigten Brücken. Bei diesen Brücken sollte das im Teilprojekt A08 entwickelte Verfahren ‚Individual Layer Fabrication (ILF)‘ zur additiven Fertigung von Holzwerkstoffelementen …

AMC-Scientists awarded with two international prizes for outstanding research

At this year’s Digital Concrete (DC 2022) in Loughborough, the leading international conference for digital fabrication with concrete, scientists from the Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) were honored with two awards. Dr. Inka Mai, M.Sc Friedrich Herding and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lowke from the iBMB at TU Braunschweig won the Best Paper Award for their evaluation of the use of methyl cellulose for selective cement activation. Their paper entitled “Evaluating the Effect of Methyl Cellulose on Hardened State Properties in Selective Cement Activation” convinced the jury. Likewise, M.Sc. Yinan Xiao from the ITE of the TU Braunschweig was able to accept the prize for the Best Student Presentation. He presented the paper “Injection 3D Printing …

Digitaltag 2022

Digitaltag 2022 Der AMC hat beim diesjährigen, bundesweiten Digitaltag teilgenommen. Unter dem Motto „fun with technology -Exkursion zum Beton 3D-Druck“ konnten Schüler:innen Forschung und technologische Weiterentwicklung des 3D-Drucks miterleben. Was ist mit einem 3D-Drucker alles möglich? Was sind die Vorteile? Was sind die Herausforderungen des digitalen Bauens? Und was gibt es für vollkommen neue, digitale Berufsfelder, die durch den 3D-Druck entstehen? Die Schüler:innen erhielten Einblick in die innovativer Forschung, für ein zukunftfähiges Bauwesen. Mehr Informationen zum Digitaltag 2022 finden Sie unter: https://www.braunschweig.de/digitalisierung-online-services/digitaltag-2022.php   Braunschweig, Juni 2022 Über den AMC: Der Sonderforschungsbereich Transregio TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) hat zum Ziel, die Additive Fertigung (den 3D-Druck) als neuartige digitale Fertigungstechnologie für das Bauwesen grundlegend zu erforschen. In dem interdisziplinären, …

Ministerbesuch beim Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory

Der niedersächsische Minister für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz Olaf Lies und die Braunschweiger Landtagsabgeordnete Anette Schütze informierten sich im Zuge der ersten Sommerreise des Ministers über grundlegende wissenschaftliche Forschungsvorhaben an der TU Braunschweig. Eine Station des Ministers war das Digital Building Fabrication Laboratory (DBFL) des Instituts für Tragwerksentwurf. Dort nutzten Lies und Schütze die Gelegenheit, Einblicke in die Forschung der additiven Fertigung, dem 3D-Druck im Bauwesen zu erhalten und den Sonderforschungsbereich TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) kennenzulernen. Sowohl Lies als auch Schütze betonten die Notwendigkeit, universitäre Forschungsergebnisse besser zu nutzen und stärker in die Gesellschaft hineinzutragen. Für beide Politiker gilt der Grundsatz: exzellente Forschung kann bei gesellschaftlichen Wandlungsprozessen einen großen Beitrag leisten. Konkret wurden dem Minister und …

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Kloft Lecture on the topic: Building the future

The lecture series of the Academy Lectures in the Castle will take a look at the past, present and future of technological developments and their exciting relationship to processes of change in society: Technological Change and Society,” in 2022 will use thematic spotlights to take a look at the past, present and future of technological developments and their exciting relationship to processes of change in society. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Kloft, Institute for Structural Design at the TU Braunschweig, will speak on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 18:30 – 19: 30 in the Red Salon in the castle of Braunschweig on the topic of “Building of the future: digitalized, individualized and climate-friendly”. A detailed abstract on the content can be found …

AMC Tour First Take – Munich in February

In mid-February, the AMC office had the chance to meet with some of the subprojects based at the TU Munich. Anne Niemann, Jeldrik Mainka and Meike Bährens took the opportunity, away from a formal conference and the time constraints of other meetings, to take a closer look at various projects from Focus Area A and subproject B05 from Focus Area B and to engage in scientific dialogue with the researchers. The office would like to thank all participants for the exciting insights, the smooth organization and the extremely interesting discussions.

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