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Advanced Mortars for 3D Printing | Holcim

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  • Use

    Construction materials
  • Applications

    Residential, infrastructure projects
  • Characteristics

    Customizable, efficient, innovative
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Holcim is a manufacturer of innovative and sustainable building solutions operating in markets around the globe. TectorPrint from Holcim is a dry mortar product range for 3D printing. TectorPrint is highly adaptable to specific requirements and empowers smarter design that can reduce a project’s material use by up to 50% with no compromise in performance. By optimizing material use, 3D printing with TectorPrint means building better with less and avoiding complex structures.

3D printing and TectorPrint are playing an essential role in addressing the world’s infrastructure gap. With more than 1.6 billion people lacking access to adequate housing and sanitation, Holcim is 3D printing schools and homes to leave no one behind.

Characteristics

  • TectorPrint helps build large-scale projects faster while also enhancing logistics.
  • It includes both cement and natural hydraulic lime solutions, and covers convert pressure levels between 2 MPa to 90 MPa, for high print speed capacity
  • Since 3D printing uses only the materials buildings require, TectorPrint optimizes the amount of material used and minimizes errors in the construction work
  • TectorPrint is the first Holcim dry mortar for 3D printing and has been developed in collaboration with the Holcim Innovation Center

Application in Striatus Bridge

Location Venice, Italy
Year 2021
Type of Building Bridge
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects Computation and Design Group (ZHACODE)
Awards Rethinking The Future Awards 2022, World Architecture Community, Architizer A+ Award Winner
TectorPrint Application
  • Striatus’ complex structure was made possible by a specific, custom-made ink, from Holcim’s TectorPrint range, developed by a 3D Concrete Printing research team
  • Its digital and circular design uses concrete at its best: the footbridge holds together solely through compression with no reinforcements, applying computational design and 3D printing, for minimal material use and maximum strength
  • All of Striatus’ components are designed to be infinitely disassembled and reused. The concrete blocks can be easily recycled, with limited energy and cost. The recycling process is simple and cost-efficient as no materials sorting is needed, due to the absence of reinforcements, glue or binders

Application in Mvule Gardens

Location Kilifi, Kenya
Year 2022
Type of Building Housing Project
Architect MASS Design Group
TectorPrint Application

The walls do not bear the roof, which is composed of a self-supporting structure. In Mvule Gardens the walls made with proprietary ink TectorPrint are load-bearing.

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