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Published: 16 September 2019

Update: Robotic Printed Morphologies

For the Bauhaus Centenary, the Professorships of Jan Willmann (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), Volker Helm (University of Applied Sciences) and Dieter Schramm (University Duisburg-Essen) employed a novel 3D printing process, featuring cable-driven robot extruding cementitious material into bespoke concrete panels that cover the x.Stahl testbed.

In »Robotic Printed Morphologies«, a cable-driven robot is equipped with a concrete printing head to extrude the material freely in three-dimensional space. As such, the project - developed by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, and the University of Duisburg-Essen - not only demonstrates a novel aesthetic and functional potential liberated through robotics, but also provides fascinating insight into the future of digital design and manufacturing processes in real-world scenarios - bringing forward new possibilities for both the creative and technical field, and their cross-disciplinary collaboration. For more information, please check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMnVriYr2I