On October 12, 2018, the symposium BE-AM | Built Environment – Additive Manufacturing will take place at the Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Haus in Darmstadt. For the fourth time, Prof. Dr.-Ing Ulrich Knaack (Institute of Structural Mechanics and Design, ISMD) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Tessmann (Digital Design Unit, DDU) invites experts from practice, research, and industry to the TU Darmstadt to explore the current status and future potential of additive manufacturing for construction and architecture.
Digitalization has significantly changed design and planning in recent years. With 3D printing, this development is now migrating into the realm of construction. Materials such as concrete, clay, and steel are used in additive manufacturing processes and 3D printers reach dimensions that suit the needs of construction. At the same time, complex material requirements, compliance with standards and norms, and the integration of new processes into established procedures on-site represent challenges that still have to be mastered.
At the BE-AM Symposium 2018, experts present, among other things, the first AM concrete components on-site, 3D printed street furniture made of plastic waste, and research into digital fabrication and robotics within the architectural practice of a planning office.
ALBAN MALLET, XTREEE, Paris
WESSEL VAN BEERENDONK, STUDIO RAP, Rotterdam
FOTEINI SETAKI, THE NEW RAW, Rotterdam
KåRE STOKHOLM POULSGAARD, GXN, Copenhagen
PAULO CRUZ, ADVANCED CERAMICS LAB, Braga
ROBERTO NABONI, UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN DENMARK, Odense
Dieburger Str. 241, 64287 Darmstadt
12. October 2018, 10:00 – 17:00