June 19, United States of America: The Florida based startup, Printed Farms has successfully completed the construction of the world’s largest 3D printed building, which is a luxury horse barn. The company used COBOD’s (Construction of Buildings On Demand) BOD2 construction 3D printer for this purpose.
Over the years, COBOD has created a unique position in the industry with a huge customer base as compared to any other service provider. COBOD has created significant records in 3D printed buildings like holding the record of printing the tallest building in Saudi Arabia (33 ft / 9.9 m) as well as the fastest number of printed buildings in Oman (3 buildings in 8 days) and now the largest 3D printed building in the world.
The equestrian property has an impressive floor area of 10,105 SF / 939 m² along with a height of 13 ft / 4 m. The total length of the building is 155 ft / 47 m, and a width of 83 ft / 25 m.
The building is located in Wellington, South Florida and has been constructed to withstand harsh local weather conditions such as hurricanes and tropical storms. The adaptability and advantages of 3D printing technology are also demonstrated through the structure’s 3D printed walls which create an air gap in the structure, thereby providing a natural cooling effect to the building. Moreover, the manufacturing process involves five moves of the printer with the two sides completed twice and the middle section executed once.
In an official press release by the company, Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD Co-founder and Head of Americas remarked from the company’s facilities in Miami, Florida said, “Printed Farms has done a remarkable job in completing this massive structure and the project demonstrates again how 3D printing is transforming the construction industry for the better. COBOD is proud to be technology supplier to yet another record-breaking 3D printing project on US soil which comes only shortly after the completion of the US’ first 2-story 3D printed building in Texas, also using our BOD2 3D printer. We are especially proud to observe our 3D printers being utilised for a broad range of applications besides housing, which is the industry’s predominant use case. Our machines dominate this space already, but are in addition also used to print turbine bases, schools, office buildings, data centres, silos, and more – now that horse barns are added to the list”.
Thus, with this significant move Printed Farms is continuing their impressive feats in the domain of 3D construction and showcasing the increased use of technology in construction. With this equestrian structure, 3D printing construction seems to be growing. Furthermore, it also helps to address increasing concerns about the perceived safety of 3D printing construction.