Peri demonstrates 3D construction printing technology

By Lewis Tyler31 October 2022

Formworks and scaffolding manufacturer Peri has exhibited its extensive range of technology at trade show Bauma, including its 3D construction printing platform.

The COBOD BOD2 gantry printer in action. Photo: Holcim

From its 3D printing area at the show, the Germany-based company demonstrated the printing technology, which has already produced the largest 3D-printed apartment building in Europe, to visitors for the first time.

Developed alongside Danish manufacturer COBOD, the technology has been in development since the last instalment of Bauma in 2019, according to the company.

It utilises the COBOD BOD2 gantry printer, said to be the fastest printer available, and enables users to construct more buildings in a shorter period of time.

According to Peri, the use of 3D printing can help the construction industry overcome labour shortages and improve sustainability within the sector.

Primarily aimed at the residential construction and individual prefabricated parts industries, Peri says the technology can “expedite the industrialisation of the construction process” through intelligent designs and an optimised use of materials that the company has added.

Also on show from Peri was its MESH technology, which the company describes as a robot-assisted production technology that makes it possible to produce complex or curved reinforcement cages through an automated prefabrication process.

The 3D grid structure is said to act as formwork and reinforcement and is filled with a specific concrete mix which allows complex shapes and structures to be created.

Other technology on show from the company included the myPERI Customer Portal, PERI InSite Construction and the new the new ISC Hub, which was revealed to the public for the first time.

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