COBOD offers VR solution for 3D construction printing

COBOD has launched its virtual reality (VR) solution for 3D construction printing, which enables potential customers to experience live 3D construction printing in real-time, right in front of their eyes in virtual reality.

“At many occasions, it is not practical or convenient for people to experience real-time printing of buildings due to their location or timing,” explained COBOD. Using this 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,” said COBOD. “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, said, “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 present its new VR solution at the UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week, in London from 2 to 4 May 2023.

Additionally, COBOD together with its UK partner Harcourt Technologies Ltd (HTL) will be warming up for the live printing with a real D.fab concrete solution being batched – developed in collaboration with the cement manufacturer Cemex – for the first time at the UK Construction Week in Birmingham on 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 m.

Recently in Asia, COBOD entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with PT Modula Sustainability Indonesia, a subsidiary of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (BNBR). This new JV company aims to develop 3D construction printing business in Indonesia, which will be named PT Modula Tiga Dimensi (Modular 3D Dimension Company), reflecting the focus on 3D construction printers and the modular build of COBOD printers.