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Black Buffalo 3D and Saudi Readymix partner on 3D printing concrete

The two companies signed an MOU to bring code compliant structural 3D construction ink to Saudi Arabia

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Black Buffalo 3D—a leading provider of structural 3D construction printers and materials—and Saudi Readymix Concrete Co.—the leading producer of ready-mix and related products in Saudi Arabia—have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to manufacture Black Buffalo 3D’s proprietary structural ink utilizing local materials and to partner in the creation of regional 3d construction printing materials, mixes, and additional 3D construction ink formulas.

Black Buffalo 3D’s commitment to scaling the adoption of 3D construction printing begins with finding the right partner to manufacture reliable, sustainable, and easy-to-use ink that can be produced with locally available materials. Saudi Readymix will provide access to its R&D facilities and vast network to assist in the development and testing of a regionalized 3D ink that can be used in any 3D construction printer in the region to print housing, commercial buildings, and infrastructure components on demand.

Black Buffalo 3D and Saudi Readymix signed an MOU to bring code-compliant structural 3D construction ink to Saudi Arabia

“While evaluating partners to produce and customize 3D construction ink for the Middle East, it became clear that Saudi Readymix was committed to innovation and had the capabilities to help us modify our ICC-ES AC509 approved ink for the region and manufacture a formula that could be used to print both structural and non-bearing walls,” remarked Mike Miceli, CEO of Black Buffalo 3D.

Black Buffalo 3D, the world’s first 3D construction printing manufacturer to meet ICC-ES AC509 standards for printing walls will further partner with local developers and test to local building code standards to scale adoption and acceptance in Saudi Arabia. Presidio Advisors (Dubai), Black Buffalo 3D’s regional distribution partner will provide additional local support and information to qualified builders.

Black Buffalo 3D and Saudi Readymix signed an MOU to bring code-compliant structural 3D construction ink to Saudi Arabia

“We are extremely proud to announce the signing of an MoU with the Black Buffalo 3D and to manufacture proven materials to further adoption and advancement of 3D printers to build homes, buildings and needed infrastructure throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” stated Chris Leptokaridis, Technical & Strategy Director of Saudi Readymix Concrete Co.

Saudi Readymix is committed to excellence in providing top-quality concrete solutions that meet the highest standards. Our unwavering commitment to sustainability, advanced technologies, and innovation will further enhance the joint endeavors we undertake with Black Buffalo 3D and local builders and developers.

3D construction is rapidly becoming a desirable method of building resilient, sustainable, and efficient homes. It will work with qualified partners to meet or exceed local Saudi Building Code and International Building Code criteria for printing structural 3D residences and commercial buildings. Please follow Black Buffalo 3D on LinkedIn for further updates or contact us online if you would like more information about Black Buffalo 3D NEXCON printers, materials, and 3D construction solutions for onsite and offsite construction.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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