Eight partners, both companies and scientific institutions, joined forces for this project, with the goal of convincing the construction industry about the possibilities of 3D printing. The project was named C3PO – after the famous robot in Star Wars – and received financial support from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the Province of Antwerp in Flanders.
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World's first house rolls off the 3D printer in Flanders
According to Peter-Paul van den Berg, director of Kamp C, the technology is on point, but now it needs to be put into practice for the industry to gain further experience. “3D printing can offer the construction industry many advantages. It requires a minimum of materials, waste and transport.” In addition to greater sustainability, 3D printing also mean shorter construction times, less need for hard-to-find workers and more freedom of form for architects.