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Team & Company
Team & Company
Our 3D printer
Ready-to-use elements. Outputs elements up to 11x4x4 meters, incl. reinforcement and built-in parts.
Flexible deployment. Deployable in precast plants as well as onsite thanks to modular container concept.
Mouldless process. Revolutionary efficiency for families of formwork-heavy parts.
Proven technology. Our RSP process (Robotic Shotcrete Printing) is based on normed shotcrete.
Risk-free usage. Facility provided by Aeditive, volume-based billing.
Slightly simplified, the planning and production process can be summarized in three steps:
Our customers capture parameters such as dimensions or surface options for the respective element in Aeditive’s software. Our software determines roboter pathes and process parameters.
A steel pallet is positioned in the Concrete Aeditor. One of the robots creates the element on the pallet based on RSP. The second robot supports this process by placing built-in elements such as reinforcements.
The element’s surfaces are robotically post-processed. The pallet including the finished element is removed from the manufacturing space.
Shortage of skilled labour
We know of the meaning of buildings to humans. Yet, on construction sites and in precast plants there is a tremendous shortage of skilled labour. Demand in construction currently cannot be met.
We believe in the potential of automation. We passionately work on solutions to increase productivity in concrete construction as well as to make onsite and offsite workplaces safer and healthier.
We love concrete. It provides many functional advantages such as longevity and is therefore difficult to replace as of today. Yet, it is based on cement causing 8% of global CO2 emissions.
We are on a quest for better concrete parts that consume less material during production. We want to entirely avoid waste from single-use moulds. Jointly with partners we research low-clinker cements.
Aeditive‘s concept of optimizing concrete elements during the design phase and of combining concrete 3D printing with other automation technologies, is convincing.
We count on Aeditive's technology in order to maintain current growth rates despite shortage of skilled labour. Aeditive ultimately transfers concrete 3D printing from academia into real production environments.
Collaborating with Aeditive works really well. We were able to quickly identify the most promising use cases in a series of workshops. I particularly appreciate how the team embraces the specifics of our work site.
As an architect, I am fascinated by the possibilities offered by this new technology: more freedom in design thanks to the elimination of formwork. I am curious to see how this technology will change architecture.
We use the RSP process (Robotic Shotcrete Printing). A process which our team has developed during four years of academic research. It has its roots in the classical shotcrete process.
The RSP process is based on the classical shotcrete process. Therefore we gear towards existing European regulations for shotcrete.
Absolutely! Our Concrete Aeditor can integrate reinforcement from steel or other materials. That's in fact one of the big advantages of the RSP process.
Indeed, the concrete we use in RSP is slightly more expensive than the one being used in traditional ways. That is due to, e.g., concrete additives. Nevertheless we compensate this additional cost by avoiding moulds and by achieving a high degree of automation.