Robotic 3D Printers Create Floors In Any Pattern
The process involves printing out the desired pattern using a robot with six degrees of freedom – meaning it can move forwards and backwards, up and down, and left and right, as well as freely between these X, Y and Z axes through rotation.
The material they use for printing is a bio plastic made from plants, which is fully recyclable.
Once the printing is complete, the framework is transported to its final destination. This mould, which measures just a few centimeters high, is then in filled with a terrazzo made from recycled granite or marble chips, and a bio-based binding agent. After the mixture has set, the final step is to polish it.
According to Aectual, the resulting floors are high quality and wear-resistant. Also, thanks to the use of recycled and environmentally friendly materials, the floors are intended to create little or no waste.