i3Dc – Session S6
3D printing: Challenges and Opportunities in Construction
Dr. Maurizio Iler Marchi
Global R&D Department of Heidelberg Cement Group, Leimen, Germany
Abstract: 3D Concrete Printing is counted among the Digital Fabrication technologies, that have recently become one of the most promising key drivers for boosting innovation in many industrial fields, including the construction sector. An increasing number of on-site and off-site applications have been spreading all over the world in the last years, showcasing the technical feasibility of this innovative solution. In the presentation, the potentiality of 3D Printing in the construction sector, both in terms of economy and sustainability will be discussed.
Short Bio: Dr. Maurizio Iler Marchi is Senior Researcher at Global R&D Department of Heidelberg Cement Group in Leimen (Germany). He has been working at R&D Laboratories of Italcementi (now HeidelbergCement Group) for 20 years, covering different roles. His research fields have been chemistry of cement, alternative binders and, more recently, 3D Printing of Concrete. He also has a broad academic background with a master’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Earth Sciences, with several relevant publications in these fields.