Lithosys : the new Vicat brand for concrete 3D printing
Vicat is expanding the boundaries of concrete design and construction with the launch of Lithosys, its new brand devoted to concrete 3D printing. This comprehensive, customizable offering again demonstrates the family-run group’s capacity for innovation.
3D printing for the construction industry
The Vicat group has applied its extensive technical and scientific know-how to develop the Lithosys offering in order not just to meet today’s extensive requirements but also to carry the use of concrete into uncharted territory. Its expertise covers the entire value chain of concrete 3D printing. Lithosys provides support consistent with every project :
- - design of objects for 3D printing: the desired shapes are broken down into successive layers of controlled width and thickness, taking full account of the limits of this manufacturing process;
- - design of customized concrete inks: Lithosys 3D inks are specially designed to meet the requirements of additive manufacturing while ensuring the requisite performance of the material itself;
- - creation and installation of concrete 3D printing systems in workshops or on construction sites;
- - manufacture of printed concrete products: special precast double-wall panels, manhole covers, street furniture, external decoration, systems for fostering biodiversity, etc.
Production unit 100% devoted to concrete 3D printing
With Lithosys, Vicat is expanding its research and development work into 3D printing adapted to the specific requirements of every application of concrete. In 2021 the Group invested 2 million euros in a production and R&D unit devoted to 3D printing in Chambéry (French Alps).
Lithosys: the new Vicat brand for concrete 3D printing
Making-of Lithosys: the new Vicat brand for concrete 3D printing
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