3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) is about scaling up additive manufacturing to print buildings and concrete elements on-site and in prefabrication facilities. In the project N3XTCON, we investigate how to introduce model- and simulation-based methods in robotics to improve controlling and using 3DCP technologies. The aim of N3XTCON is to develop solutions which bring 3DCP to an industrial scale. As such, we move from the current experimental/exploration phase (i.e. small-scale demo projects without reinforcement) to a real productivity-increasing solution based on reinforced concrete. In the N3XTCON consortium, SDU Robotics takes the role of developing Digital Twin-based plannign and control methods for COBOD’s printer equipment.
N3XTCON is a Grand Solution funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. The project is coordinated by DTI.