Building to get Freeform 3D Printed Composite Facade

A building facade has been printed in Chattanooga, USA, and will be mounted onto the front of a local branch of the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union bank.

What is of interest here is the technology used to do it, namely the Cellular Fabrication (or “C-Fab”) system from Branch Technology, who are also headquartered in Chattanooga. It is the first time that the company has applied their technology to a building facade.

Branch Technology build the 3D printed parts in their 40,000 square foot factory, where their army of fifteen 6-axis robots roll around on their tracks, extruding their molten feedstock into three dimensions, creating modular pieces that can be shipped out and assembled on site, as was the case with the building facade.

Here is what that setup looks like.