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Printing with PERI 3D Construction: Course of projects

Whether 3D-printed single-family- or multi-family house, realize your individual dream project with our comprehensive 3D-printing offer.



During the entire printing project, our 3D-printing experts are always at your side and find the right solutions together with you - from planning to implementation. The realization of construction projects with us consists of four essential components: Services (incl. planning and training), site set-up, printing process and the 3D printing material required for it.

Services - construction printing solutions for everyone

Our company focuses on being able to offer a customized solution package for every requirement of our customers. As an innovator and 3D-printing expert, we have a holistic view of the 3D-printing construction process. That is, in addition to the COBOD BOD2 construction printer, we offer comprehensive services to successfully realize your projects and maximize the productivity of your machine. Especially for the first project, it is a good idea to take advantage of our expertise and experience in planning (including 3D-printing execution planning, integration of trades, obtaining a building permit), site setup as well as printing process and 3D-printing material. With different demonstration service packages and our 3D printing site technicians, we also ensure successful projects and high machine availability. For more details on our 3D construction printing solutions, please visit:

Delivery and assembly

Since it is currently not possible to manufacture slabs, foundations and basement with the 3D-printer, these components are produced in a conventional way. The printer is driven to your construction site by truck and then set up with a crane. The assembly always follows a consistent principle, which over time establishes routine and optimized procedures for the personnel. At the beginning, the Z-axes of the printer (vertical axes) are bolted to the floor or to concrete blocks. Next, the two Y-axes ("length axes") are mounted, followed by the X-axis ("width axis"). Once the printhead is mounted on the X-axis, the next step is to connect the silo and the mixing pump to the BOD2 printer. After the assembly is completed, the actually exciting part follows, the printing process with the gantry printer can start after the calibration of the same.

Printing process

The BOD2 makes it possible to construct high-quality buildings in a time-saving and cost-effective manner. Unlike robotic arm printers, the gantry system makes it possible to calibrate the printer only once on site, saving an enormous amount of time. The gantry system consists of three dimensions, the X-, Y- and Z-axes. This allows the printhead to move right and left along the X-axis, the X-axis to move forward and back along the Y-axis, and the entire XY-group to move up and down along the Z-axes. The best thing about this type of printing process is the fact that there is a certification that allows workers to perform manual work such as laying empty pipes, etc. during the printing process in the printing room. Pipes to be laid later, connections for water, electricity, etc., and socket recesses are taken into account and included in the planning right from the start. For example, there is no need to cut subsequent slots out of the concrete wall.

A long hose transports the printing material from the silo to the printhead, from which the 3D-printed material is finally printed layer by layer. With this method, individual walls are created within a few hours, which can then be insulated. The material reaches a high basic strength very quickly. As with conventional concrete, the curing process is completed after 28 days.

3D printing material

Generally, the projects can be realized with any locally available 3D-printable concrete or mortar that has a grain size up to 8mm (0.026 ft). Since the BOD2 material-open, you don't have to rely on special 3D-printing material that you can only get from us. A wide variety of material manufacturers already have 3D-printable materials in their portfolio.


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