BioHome3D

Senator Collins touts ASCC 3D-printing capabilities over diverse industries

At an appropriations hearing, U.S. Senator Susan Collins highlighted how the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) is paving the way for 3D printing applications over a wide range of industries. Read Senator Collins’ press release here.  “The University of Maine has one of the largest, if not the largest 3D printer, […]

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ASCC’s BioHome3D featured in Decor Maine for its sustainably sleek design

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) has been featured on Decor Maine’s website.  “Some surfaces were left natural to highlight the mesmerizing patterns of the 3D printing, which angle and swirl, neatly mimicking the look of bespoke millwork. Others were finished with sheetrock, to demonstrate the look of a traditional domestic […]

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ASCC’s Dr. Habib Dagher Discusses Offshore Wind Plans in AJOT

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Founding Executive Director, Dr. Habib Dagher, and Offshore Wind Technologies have been featured in a 2- part article on the American Journal of Transportation’s (AJOT) website.  Part 1 discusses a Marshall Plan for U.S. ports and Maine’s plan for offshore wind.  Part 2 dives into […]

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BioHome3D featured in CompositesWorld for infrastructure using biomaterials and 3D printing

The University of Maine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) BioHome3D has been featured in a CompositesWorld article sharing remarkable innovations using composites in infrastructure and construction around the world.  Read the CompositesWorld article.  Read more about the award-winning BioHome3D and the ASCC’s work in biomaterials and 3D printing.  Contact: Amy Blanchard, amy.i.blanchard@maine.edu

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BioHome3D highlighted as a sustainable housing solution

The ASCC’s BioHome3D, the world’s largest bio-based 3D printed house printed on the world’s largest 3D printer, was highlighted in articles by MaineBiz, JEC, and the Concord Monitor. These articles, all highlighting the success of the project, are a testament to BioHome3D’s mission: to 3D print affordable housing solutions made out of bio-based wood materials.  […]

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ASCC BioHome3D Wins CAMX Combined Strength Award

The UMaine Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) BioHome3D won the Combined Strength Award of the 2023 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), as featured in an article by Textile World.  “CAMX Award winners were announced with the University of Maine accepting the Combined Strength Award for its BioHome3D — a unique biobased, fully 3D-printed […]

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On its 1-year anniversary, UMaine’s BioHome3D meets sustainability, strength, and durability goals, setting the stage for future development

Orono, Maine — BioHome3D, the first 100% bio-based 3D-printed home in the world, proves to be a viable solution to the growing housing crisis after one year of outdoor testing.  Printed at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), the prototype is poised to set new standards for structural integrity, carbon footprint […]

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