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We have summarized most frequently asked questions by our customers and partners in the below FAQ. Further questions? Get in touch!
Jointly with our pilot customers we produce concrete components from a variety of construction sectors, e.g., buildings and infrastructure. Basically the technology is relevant to all formwork-heavy applications.
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.
We can literally achieve all surface qualities that are available in manual post-processing. Even off-shutter surfaces are possible. Surfaces can be enriched both, functionally and from a design angle.
Yes. But this is not the RSP process' focus area of application. Other manufacturing processes are better suited for very granular components such as sculptures.
Process and Technology
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.
Just looking at the manufacturing of concrete parts alone, our process increases productivity at least by the factor of five. Additional potential can be tapped by integrating design and certification processes.
No special education required. Aeditive's plants can be operated by our customers' current teams. By providing trainings and software-guided processes we support operators in their role. There is no need for mechanical engineers or software developers.
The element is removed from the plant while it rests on top of a steel pallet. This can happen immediately after the actual manufacturing process which allows for a high degree of plant utilization.
The RSP process is based on the classical shotcrete process. Therefore we gear towards existing European regulations for shotcrete.
We can cover a variety of exposition classes. And we have to - being based in Hamburg we are experienced in bad weather and fluctuating environmental conditions.
The concrete is batched from required components, such as cement and aggregates, in an automated process. Typically our customers can continue to source from their local suppliers.
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.
Due to the high level of kinetic energy being used during the material application, we achieve strong bonding between layers and can avoid cold joints.