3D Printing

Experience 3D construction printing live with COBOD virtual reality

24th April 2023
Sheryl Miles

COBOD, the specialist global manufacturer of 3D construction printers, is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Reality (VR) solution for 3D construction printing.

This innovative solution allows potential customers to experience live 3D construction printing in real-time, right in front of their eyes in virtual reality.

On many occasions, it is not practical or convenient for people to experience real-time printing of buildings due to their location or timing. With COBOD's new VR solution, individuals can watch many of the company's real printed buildings being constructed in a virtual residential area, complete with trees, cars, and other objects, for an even more realistic experience.

With the help of technology, people get into the heart of an already well-known and widely used programme, the COBOD Configurator. Virtual Reality helps people experience the real size of a 3D concrete printer in different configurations. Also, individuals can witness a close-up of the gantry printer work and see how layer by layer the house is created.

Michael Holm, Chief Innovation Officer at COBOD, commented on the launch: "As the creator of this VR system, I'm thrilled to offer an immersive experience that brings our 3D construction printers to life. This technology enables clients to truly understand the scale and potential of our printers, empowering them to envision a more innovative and sustainable future for the construction industry."

COBOD will be presenting this new VR solution at the UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week, in London from 2—4 May 2023. Attendees can visit the company's booth F510 and try out the VR solution for themselves.

Additionally, COBOD together with their UK Partner Harcourt Technologies Ltd (HTL) will be warming up for the big LIVE printing with a real D.fab concrete solution being batched, developed in collaboration with cement manufacturer CEMEX, for the first time at the UK Construction Week in Birmingham from 3—5 October 2023. Attendees can witness the batching process with the batch plant outside, and the printer inside printing at an expo area of 10 x 5 meters.

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