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October 5th 2018

Robot team prints 3D concrete structure

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In just one day, a team of Singapore researchers has succeeded in getting two robots to work in unison to carry out 3D printing of a concrete structure.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore said that method of concurrent 3D-printing, known as swarm printing, paves the way for a team of mobile robots to print even bigger structures in future.

The robots 3D-printed a concrete structure measuring 1.86m by 0.46m by 0.13m in eight minutes. It took two days to harden and one week for it to

For more information on this amazing technology, you can read the full article here.

Scientists reveal 3D-printed concrete that actually gets stronger when it cracks

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Researchers aiming to make buildings much safer during natural disasters have revealed 3D-printed concrete that gets stronger when cracked.

As the old saying goes, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, and when it comes to the latest concrete design, that couldn’t be closer to the truth.

The new material drew inspiration from nature, specifically the shell of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles that get tougher under pressure. In doing so, the creators hope that the concrete paste could be used to make houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes.

For more information on 3D-printed concrete, you can read the full article here.

Industrial Floor Coatings Market will grow at 7.2%+ CAGR to cross $7bn 2024

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Industrial Floor Coatings Market is forecast to reach USD 7 billion by 2024; according to a new growth forecast report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Favorable macroeconomic conditions coupled with rising industrialization in emerging nations will drive the industrial floor coatings market share.

According to the Asia Development Bank, Asian countries are expected to invest USD 9 trillion for infrastructure development between 2010 and 2020 to augment industrialization and urbanization. This will create a surge in the number of manufacturing facilities, thereby fueling market demand.

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New US Coca-Cola plant to be built with Argos concrete

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Argos, a cement company within the Argos Group, is to begin shipping 52 000 m3 of concrete to the next Coca-Cola plant, located in Houston, Texas. The new plant will be the first Coca-Cola production plant to be built in the US in the last decade.

The concrete, enough to fill 8600 mixer trucks, will first be shipped to Argos’ client, TAS Commercial Concrete. The facility has required more than $250 million in investments and covers close to 100 000 m2. Technology in the plant will include five production lines, a distribution centre, and a sales area, enabling Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages to serve the Southwestern Texas market as efficiently as possible.

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