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This innovation uses 3D printing to cut concrete use

Researchers at ETH Zurich have used 3D-printed formwork elements made from recyclable mineral foam to create a pre-cast concrete slab. Image: Dezeen

Jennifer Hahn

Author, Dezeen

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The 3D-printed FoamWork elements are arranged inside a timber perimeter mould Image: Dezeen
Ultra high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete is poured around the formwork elements. Image: Dezeen
The formwork can be left in place or removed, recycled and reprinted. Image: Dezeen
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The FoamWork provides additional insulation through its porosity Image: Dezeen

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