Concrete Products

APR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 22 of 63 April 2019 • 21 NEWS SCOPE TECHNOLOGY The Austin-based Icon team poses in their lab where they've developed the Vulcan II printer, capable of printing 2,000-sq.-ft. homes with Lavacrete proprietary portland cement mix, 3D robotics, and an integrated tablet-based operating system. be operated by anyone with basic training thanks to the improvements in automation, mechatronics and specialized software." Icon anticipates mid-year Vulcan II deployments in Austin along with an affordable housing venture in Latin Amer- ica. The machine builds on the scale and speed of a predecessor version, whose poten- tial for rapid, tight tolerance placement of mortar-like concrete was demonstrated in Chicon House. The proof-of-concept Austin project was built in weeks, billed as the first 3D-printed concrete home in the U.S., and spotlighted during the 2018 SXSW gather- ing. It enjoyed additional exposure this year thanks to a visit from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson a day prior to Conference and Festivals opening. —, Photo: Regan Morton Photography Toll-Free (US): 888-235-8235 | Tel: (920) 894-1113 | Email: sales@bŅ RED LINE Concrete Reclaimers Flocculants pH Controls BFK T ECHNOLOGIES I NC. Since 1997 BLUE LINE Clear Water Solutions Model M6 Precast Reclaimer Model S3

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