Luyten 3DCP could build quarantine housing in 18 hours
Luyten, a manufacturer of large-scale three-dimensional concrete printing (3DCP), has incorporated new technology that could allow a quarantine accommodation to be built in days.
The Melbourne-based company’s Platypus 3D mobile concrete printer can print a full, fully functional set of units in 18 hours at a fraction of the cost of traditional construction.
“With this technology, the cost of a quarantine project could be reduced by 80% compared to traditional construction and 55% compared to prefabricated solutions,” said Ahmed Mahil, co-founder and CEO of Luyten.
“Ready to be equipped with utilities and plumbing, these accommodation facilities would be aesthetically pleasing and habitable in just a few days. The months, if not years, that some projects may take to build are now redundant – the new era of construction is upon us.
The construction industry is at tipping point after a century of stagnation. Luyten’s technology, which began as a passionate project among college friends, has the ability to change the industry, according to Mahil.
“Just like Ford was a game-changer with the Model T, Luyten was a game-changer with the Platypus mobile 3D concrete printer,” he said.
“The Platypus’s affordability will make it an essential part of the toolkit used by construction companies large and small. “
Founded in 2020, Luyten’s mission is to bridge the technology divide in the large-scale construction and manufacturing industries through the introduction of robust automation technologies, such as cutting-edge 3D printing.
Along with Mahil, the entrepreneurs behind Luyten are Scientific Director Dr Godfrey Keung, CTO Michael Stanley and CIO Shaun Heap. They befriended at Monash University in the mid-2010s.
“Godfrey, Ahmed, Michael and I have developed greater interest through our informal discussions on the global housing crisis, climate change and the lack of automation in the construction industry,” Heap said.
“We started doing research together and meeting on weekends to explore these questions further. Over the past four years, these meetings have become more and more regular, that’s when we all got involved in identifying the issues in the construction industry and trying to automate it.
“The four of us then concocted our own unique solution, which manifested itself in our business,” he said.
“Luyten transforms construction projects that traditionally take months or years to complete and completes them in a matter of days. 3DCP technology reduces 60 percent of construction waste, 70 percent of production time and 80 percent of labor costs when comparing practical construction projects.
The technology increases the efficiency of the construction site with guaranteed cost savings of 60 percent, turnaround times 300 to 500 times shorter and a total reduction of 80 percent in monetary expenditure, without formwork in the construction in concrete.
“We are the first start-up of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Luyten has a number of unique selling points, such as its ability to incorporate acoustic and optical artificial intelligence for data-driven concrete printing, ”Heap said.
“Our invention also has a patented anti-clogging printhead, which means the technology can deliver cutting-edge results every time.”
Additionally, 3DCP technology was showcased at the recent climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden as one of the approaches to tackle climate change and spread green technologies.
“When founding Luyten, we were aware of the construction industry’s carbon footprint and determined to create building solutions for generations to come that reduce emissions,” said Mahil.
“Our unmatched technology uses up to 40% less carbon dioxide emissions through proprietary blends that reduce cement usage, and robotic systems reduce the carbon footprint of construction sites and construction sites by 50-70%. logistic. “
Luyten meets all the needs of the on-site project, from concept to final product. It offers 3DCP solutions for the incorporation of three-dimensional membranes on traditional construction sites, as well as on-site concrete printing advice, operational support and rental service offerings.
For more information on Luyten’s 3DCP technology, visit www.luyten3d.com.