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Communication between Indonesian researchers and researchers from other countries is important, especially Australia, which is a friendly country and close neighbor of Indonesia. The government, in this case the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, continues to encourage and facilitate a culture of research and collaboration to move Indonesia forward.
The forum aims to facilitate communication between Indonesian and Australian researchers in the same field so that collaboration can continue. This forum is important for Australian and Indonesian researchers to learn about each other’s research developments, and then it is hoped that they can communicate and work together to conduct joint research.
The topic raised is important in Australia and Indonesia, namely the application of 3D printing technology in the construction industry. Indonesia and Australia have different climates, so applying this technology to make buildings certainly has different challenges, and it’s an interesting topic for joint research between Australian and Indonesian researchers.
This forum can encourage the transfer of knowledge and technology so that research in Indonesia can develop rapidly and Indonesia can be on par with Australia in science and technology. One of the teacher-researchers in the field of civil engineering brought the subject “3D printing in construction, advances and challenges”. 3D printing is a three-dimensional printing technology.
Researchers can create three-dimensional images on a computer and print them in three dimensions with 3D printing. This technology has been applied to construct bridges and buildings in various countries, such as the UK, Italy, China, and Australia itself.
Since the 1960s, labor productivity in the construction industry has steadily declined. While the manufacturing industry has implemented digital technology, remote sensing, automation technology, and robotics, most of the construction industry still does its work manually. So when other sectors have entered Industry 4.0, the construction sector is still not there.
The discovery of 3D printing technology can lead to the transformation of the construction industry. The use of 3D printing technology in the construction industry will increase precision in the production of complex constructions, increase productivity and reduce labor costs. Meanwhile, a lecturer from the University of Indonesia presented a topic titled “3D Printing and Application of Geopolymers in Indonesia”.
Geopolymer as a building material is more durable than ordinary cement. In addition, as a building material, geopolymer has a better structure. In Indonesia itself, 3D printing technology is relatively new. On campus, they still use it on a small or lab scale to make prototypes. Currently, there are start-ups in Indonesia that have successfully used 3D printing technology to make 36-type houses.
The challenge of using 3D printing technology in Indonesia is the weather. Because the hot temperature causes the cement to dry and harden quickly. And if it happens inside the print, it will be difficult to fix it. For this reason, it is necessary to do further research on the composition of the right material to be able to manufacture buildings with this 3D printing technology.
As reported by OpenGov Asia, the government of the Republic of Indonesia wants to establish synergy with technology companies to develop a digital ecosystem in Indonesia. Indonesia is currently accelerating digital transformation by developing digital ecosystem and talent. To advance the growth of the digital economy, the development of digital talent is important for Indonesia, which will later become one of the pillars of Indonesia’s preparation to become a developed nation.
The Minister of Communication and Information Technology establishes partnerships and collaborations to expand the reach of the Internet in Indonesia. To expand the reach of the Internet to make it more affordable, the ministry is looking at all possible solutions and options, including building partnerships and working with third parties.