Digital Fabrication with Cement-Based Materials: Process Classification and Case Studies

R. A. Buswell, F. P. Bos, Wilson Ricardo Leal da Silva, N. Hack, Harald Kloft, Dirk Lowke, Niklas Freund, Asko Fromm, E. Dini, Timothy Wangler, E. Lloret-Fritschi, Roel Schipper, Viktor Mechtcherine, Arnaud Perrot, K. Vasilic, Nicolas Roussel

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The need for methods for forming concrete has existed for as long as concrete has been used in constructing the built environment. Creating flat, rectilinear formers have traditionally been the cost and time efficient default for the majority of applications. The desire for greater design freedom and the drive to automate construction manufacturing is providing a platform for the continued development of a family of processes called Digital Fabrication with Concrete (DFC) technologies. DFC technologies are many and varied. Much of the material science theory is common, but the process steps vary significantly between methods, creating challenges as we look towards performance comparison and standardisation. Presented here is a framework to help identify and describe process differences and a showcase of DFC application case studies that explain the processes behind a sub-set of the technologies available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Fabrication with Cement-Based Materials: State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM TC 276-DFC
EditorsNicolas Roussel, Dirk Lowke
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-90535-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameRILEM State-of-the-Art Reports
ISSN (Print)2213-204X
ISSN (Electronic)2213-2031


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