THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION: 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY IN PREFABRICATED PARTS

M. Valiente López, S. Moyano Sanz, M.C. Sanz Contreras

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
3D printers are marking a new industrial revolution allowing people and companies to create their own usable objects in the real world.

It is known that additive manufacturing systems are making great progress in all professional areas and that companies are adapting their resources to new technologies.

With the arrival of the new era, in this case, 3D manufacturing, we can design almost any type of product, with any material, solving the problems characteristic of conventional manufacturing processes.

With this new technique, we design an object creating its model on the computer and manufacture it, no matter how complex its design. In addition, on-site and on-demand printing means savings in transport and storage costs.

A single 3D printer is capable of making many different products. Much of the current manufacturing is done with specific machines whose function is limited and if the product changes, the machine must also be readjusted or changed.

This is why the P.T.M.P. (Printed thermoplastic modular piece), which are constructive modules, which do not allow any vertical wall to be executed within a building.

One of the main advantages of these pieces is the possibility of using recycled materials in their elaboration, such as plastics, contributing to the sustainability of the planet having special respect and commitment to the environment and making efficient use of material resources.

In the same way, the non-generation of waste decreases the costs of production in material losses, as well as those derived from the environmental waste plan.