Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to property development, residential building, non-residential building, roads and civil engineering in the working areas living, working and connecting. Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and as a technology partners delivers know-how and concepts in various markets. Our constant focus on quality improvements, innovation and integrated solutions enables us to generate added value for our clients. Heijmans realises projects for private consumers, companies and public sector bodies. With more than 7,000 employees and € 1.9 billion in revenues in 2014, we are building the spatial contours of tomorrow.
MX3D is a highly innovative company that developed a groundbreaking additive manufacturing method. We can 3D print metals and resin in mid-air, without the need for support structures.
We believe that we are at the beginning of a revolution: digital design and fabrication are changing rapidly. The possibilities are endless. With our MX3D Bridge project we will showcase how digital fabrication is finally entering the world of large scale, functional objects made of durable materials.
MX3D is an R&D startup. MX3D invented an affordable multiple axis 3D printing tool; in 2014, we equipped an industrial robot with an advanced welding machine and developed software to control it. It allows us to 3D print strong, complex structures out of sustainable material (metals, resin) in virtually any size or shape.
We found the perfect R&D partners and sponsors. Together we are ready to 3D print the first fully functional steel bridge in the world to put our revolutionary technology to the test.
We offer creative robotic manufacturing solutions that will transform Arts and Industry. Digital manufacturing like this is still unexplored territory and leads to a new form language, an aesthetic freedom. We are able to print custom, complex shapes.
And it might transform processes at construction sites as they are now.
The international Association for Robots in Architecture is originally a spin off association of Vienna University of Technology. Its goal is to make industrial robots accessible for the creative industry, artists, designers and architects, by sharing ideas, research results and technological developments.
Founded in December 2010 by Sigrid Brell-Cokcan and Johannes Braumann, robots in architecture is an open platform for everybody interested in the creative use of and innovative fabrication with industrial robots.
Robots in Architecture is engaged in applied research, soft- and hardware development, “robot pedagogics” – and in the question: how soon will robots revolutionize architecture?
We pursue the association’s goal by offering workshops and holding lectures at international conferences, schools, and universities, and by maintaining the Robots in Architecture homepage, which serves as a hub for all things robotic in architecture, art, and design.
In 2011, Robots in Architecture presented KUKA|prc, a plugin for Grasshopper that for the first time enables robot control from within architectural software. It is continuously updated with new features and freely available for Robots in Architecture members.
If you have any questions, please contact us at robots [at] robotsinarchitecture.org!