From concept design to digital construction, we are making robotic fabrication technology accessible to the building industry.
We produce our meshes directly from 3D geometry files. You can either send us your 3D files for review and integration, or we work together with your team to create a detailed 3D model to bring your idea into reality.
We generate the data basis for the structural calculations of your design. We offer a direct data interface to common structural analysis software for your structural engineer. If you do not have a structural engineer for your project yet, we can help you find one from our extensive network.
Our factory infrastructure consists of large-scale industrial robots, custom robotic end-effectors, as well as digitally integrated periphery. We employ advanced robotic control algorithms to assemble and weld our meshes into complex 3D structures.
Yes, we can and there is no need for you to have any prior knowledge in robotics or programming in order to create complex 3D structures with our technology. The production planning and the generation of machine data are directly derived from the 3D model, entailing all fabrication of relevant information.
Yes. Our technology is protected through a series of patents.
Our mesh elements can be assembled, oriented and connected in multiple ways. Since the assembly happens on the construction site, we are not limited in the size of the final structure. Our unique production process works the same from a single wall to a project of any size.
We can vary the quantity of steel by adjusting the wire diameters and density of the mesh elements. The robotic wire application process also enables us to locally densify a mesh to optimize the amount of steel needed. For special, high-load applications, additional reinforcement, larger than the wire diameters mentioned above, can be integrated.
To fill the meshes without formwork, a special concrete mix was developed by our industry partner SIKA. It is based on a standard concrete that can be ordered from a ready-mix concrete supplier. The concrete is modified by the addition of additives to increase the cohesion of the mix while maintaining it pumpable. As a result, the concrete does not flow out of the meshes. After filling, the surface of the meshed needs to be covered by shotcrete application.
The meshes can be assembled, filled, and finished using conventional construction methods and equipment. The modules are positioned and stabilized using props. The concrete mix is modified on-site by adding additives to the truck mixer. For the pumping of the concrete and for the shotcreting of the surface, normal construction equipment is applied.
The surfaces can be left as an exposed shotcrete surface reaching a desired granular look or they can be treated and trowelled to become perfectly smooth.
Reinforcement for a 3D concrete printing application? A facade element? A gabion cage? Use our expertise to develop a custom construction solution to your specific application.