Make no mistake about it, the twenty-first century has been dubbed the “golden age of 3-dimensional printing” in Australia. The practical applications of 3-dimensional printing or otherwise known as additive manufacturing technology are numerous. And now the business community wants to take advantage of it, too.
Although 3D printers first came on the scene in the 1980s, it was not until recently that the global manufacturing industry took advantage of them for their own interests. The applications designed for use in the construction industry are self-explanatory, as building any structure using basic materials is the very definition of construction.
Beyond diminishing the supply chain, 3D printers have a plethora of applications. Multinational commercial companies are aggressively implementing this printing process right into their production protocols. This is because they have finally recognized the plethora of significant benefits that 3D printing can provide to their bottom line.
One striking effect of increased mechanization and automation, independent of industry, is a massive price reduction for their company-wide product offerings. If we are looking for a practical and cost-effective solution to build housing for the poor, all signs point to 3D printing in Australia.
Sustainable Building and Construction
Incorporating 3-dimensional printing into the construction service will free us from our dependence on lumber materials for building the foundation and the framework of a structure, like residential houses.
For both the construction companies and the lumber sector, this development is expected to be an event of major significance.
3D Printing Helps Pull Down Construction Supply Costs
According to industry insiders, the 3-dimensional printing sector will significantly benefit enterprises in the construction industry, allowing them to save up to 50% on the cost of creating a decent residential structure.
Needless to say, this technology is a lifesaver for all the construction firms out there, assuming they have adequate access to this additive building/construction method. Additionally, it is safe to state that this might easily catalyze the construction industry’s competitiveness to become more fierce than ever.
3-Dimensional Printing Helps Reduce Supply Costs
According to industry insiders, printing in 3D will have a major role to play in taking the construction industry to a heightened level of success, allowing enterprises in this sector to save up to 50% on the cost of creating a decent house.
Needless to say, adopting this technology can be a lifesaver for any construction management team out there, especially those on the verge of bankruptcy. It is also safe to say that 3-dimensional printing can catalyze the construction and building industry’s competitiveness and thus make it even more competitive than it has ever been in the past.
Increased competition for businesses in the construction sphere will benefit customers because it will pull down construction costs and project management services. This could indicate a paradigm shift away from a rental mentality and toward an ownership mindset.
A New Level of Project Planning Complexity
At the heart of the success of every construction is the design itself. Printing materials and building components in 3D allows construction firms to come up with cost-efficient scale models and prototypes that can be taken advantage of serving as the visual representation of the current project they have on their plate.
As a result, it is now possible for building and construction teams to build the first simple prototype model of their projects, which they may use to present their work to potential clients.
As a result, it is now possible for building and construction teams to build the first simple prototype models of projects, which they may use to present their work to potential clients. The use of 3D printed scale models for a construction project will allow us to identify potential problems/problematic areas. So much so, that practical fixes or troubleshooting actions for the problem can be implemented even before it escalates into a bigger issue.
What Will 3D Printing Look Like in the Next Five Years?
Concrete 3D printers are unlikely to supply us with a solution to the seeming shortage of qualified people in the construction industry very soon. It will not even help to eliminate the possibility of human error in any construction project.
What is obvious is that it provides the construction industry with a number of exciting opportunities to become more eco-friendly and cost-effective. While additional study is still needed, we have more than enough reasons to anticipate the exciting benefits it will bring to the construction space.