A concrete composite from biologically based binders and mineral aggregates for constructional 3D-printing

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The paper presents an alternative binder for structural 3D-printing with composite materials. The binder eases the control of setting times after extrusion through thermoplastic hardening properties. The material could therefore enable the production of thin-walled geometries in large-scale 3D-printing with higher degrees of freedom in respect to overhanging geometries without supporting structures. The proposed composite material is made from mineral aggregates and biological gels, resourced from animal tissue and bone. The used mineral aggregates are not deviating significantly from conventional concrete or
So far, the research determined a maximum flexural- and compressive strength of 8 MPa and 21 MPa. Furthermore, first material compositions are introduced and respective material properties tested. As a conclusion, the paper presents limitations and potentials of the concrete for the use as structural building material and the use within large-scale 3D-printing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2nd International Conference of Sustainable Building Materials - Eindhoven University of Technology , Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Aug 201915 Aug 2019
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd International Conference of Sustainable Building Materials
LocationEindhoven University of Technology

    Research areas

  • Bio-based concrete, Constructional 3D-printing, Biopolymers, Concrete composite, Mineral aggregates

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