3D PRINTING IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION: STATE-OF-THE-ART AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Keywords:3D printing, Additive manufacturing, Innovations, Materials development, Robotics, Automation, Sustainable construction, Future trends
The advent of 3D printing technology in concrete construction has ushered in a new era of innovation and potential transformation for the industry. This review paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the state-of-the-art in 3D printing for concrete construction, spanning the period from 2019 to 2022. It explores the historical evolution of 3D printing in construction, emphasizing its significance in the concrete industry. The paper delves into the challenges and opportunities faced by this technology, examining technological hurdles, material considerations, and regulatory compliance. Furthermore, it highlights recent advances, such as innovations in 3D printing equipment, materials development, and collaborative research initiatives. The conclusion reflects on the current status of 3D printing in concrete construction, offering insights into future directions and emerging trends that are poised to shape the industry. Through a thorough examination of existing literature, this review aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the present landscape and future possibilities of 3D printing in the context of concrete construction.