With the many projects that are being held across the world right now, be it in the USA, Germany or UAE, the global 3D printing construction market could be on the right path to grow from USD 3 million in 2019 to USD 1,575 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 245.9 % between 2019 and 2024.
Several companies have decided to specialize in the field. Companies that are coming from the conventional building industry on the one hand, and technology companies on the other hand. Interestingly, among both groups, construction technology companies have always claimed that construction 3D printing might be the right solution to address housing shortage.
In most cases and when it comes to benefits, what’s true regarding the benefits of 3D printing in other vertical industries happen to be true for construction 3D printing.
However, it’s easy to see only advantages when we do not ask the right questions to the right people. There are so many other items that professionals do not take into account:
- Can construction 3D printing be applied in all environments? With all materials?
- What about the costs?
- What about the workforce? Does it not remove jobs on the market?
- And quality control?
- Or regulations…?
These are just some of the considerations we have decided to address in this Additive Talks session dedicated to the “hidden complexities in construction 3D printing”.