3D construction printer manufacturer COBOD says that, on many occasions, it is not practical or convenient for people to experience real-time printing of buildings due to their location or timing.
It adds that, with the 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 program, the COBOD Configurator. Virtual reality helps people experience the real size of a 3D concrete printer in different configurations. Also, individuals can witness 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 May 2nd to May 4th.
COBOD says that, together with its UK partner Harcourt Technologies Ltd (HTL), it 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 October 3rd to October 5th 2023. Attendees can witness the batching process with the batch plant outside, and the printer inside printing at an expo area of 10x5 meters.
Dr. Marchant Van Den Heever, CTO of HTL.tech, said: "Virtual reality is an incredibly powerful tool for visualizing complex 3D models, and using it to showcase 3D construction printing projects can help clients understand the process in a more immersive and engaging way. We see this tool as an exciting way the get clients, designers, and contractors up to speed on the inner workings of how a 3D construction printing project actually works."
Visit the company's booth F510 at the UK Construction Week in London from May 2nd to May 4th or witness the live printing of D.fab at the UK Construction Week in Birmingham from October 3rd to October 5th and come and see what the future of construction looks like. We look forward to engaging with everyone.