“World’s largest” 3D printed building
By Andy Brown19 June 2023
It has been claimed that the world’s largest 3D printed building has been completed in Florida, US.
US-based Printed Farms said that it used COBOD’s BOD2 construction 3D printer for the world’s largest 3D printed building, a luxury horse barn.
The equestrian facility boasts a total floor area of 10,105 square foot (939m²) and a height of 13 feet (4m). The total length of the building is 155 ft (47m), and the width is 83 ft (25m.)
Situated in Southern Florida, the world’s largest 3D printed building has been constructed to withstand extreme local weather conditions including hurricanes and tropical storms. The versatility and benefits of 3D printing technology are also demonstrated through the structure’s 3D printed walls that create a cavity and air gap which provides natural cooling to the building. The build process involved five moves of the printer with the two sides completed twice and the middle section executed once.
Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD Co-founder and Head of Americas, 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.”