Additive manufacturing technologies for architecture

Carlos Bañón, Félix Raspall

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

3 Scopus citations


This chapter covers the existing and emerging 3D Printing technologies and their potential and limitations for architectural design. Aspects related to the cost of production, size limitations, speed and mass production, material properties, and environmental benefits are discussed. A selection of the most relevant printing technologies for architecture is analyzed in more detail, including direct concrete printing, fused deposition modeling, direct metal laser sintering, and binder jetting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology
ISSN (Print)2199-580X
ISSN (Electronic)2199-5818


  • 3D Printing in architecture
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Fabrication methods
  • Post-processing


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