Large-scale Bio-based Additive Manufacturing

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’s BioHome3D featured in CompositesWorld for its proven sustainability, strength, and durability

CompositesWorld features the 1-year anniversary of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) BioHome3D, the world’s first 100% bio-based 3D-printed house. The article explores the tests we have performed in one year and how it will impact the future of affordable housing in the state of Maine.  “Data collected after 1 year of outdoor testing […]

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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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ASCC researchers developing a more efficient modeling method for 3D Printing design and manufacturing

An article by Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) researchers Sunil Bhandari and Roberto A. Lopez-Anido has been published in the Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 38th Technical Conference. The publication titled “Efficient residual stress modeling for large-format polymer composite extrusion-based additive manufacturing” researches the development of computer modeling for large-format polymer composite […]

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ASCC’s BioHome3D and upcoming ‘Factory of the Future’ featured in Spectrum News

The Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s (ASCC) was featured in a Spectrum News article titled, “Homes from a 3D printer? It’s here, courtesy of the ‘Factory of the Future’ at UMaine Orono.” Featuring the technology behind the world’s first 100% bio-based 3D printed house, BioHome3D! “Our mission is to bring green energy and materials to […]

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Future of Boatbuilding: 3Dirigio featured in the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

The University of Maine’s research was featured in the Royal Institute of Naval Architect’s article on Taking Boat Design to New Dimensions with 3D Printing. This article positions 3D printing as the future of boatbuilding; it’s fast, efficient, and able to create boats while removing many of the cost-intensive factors. Featuring 3Dirigio, the world record […]

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Revolutionizing Housing Construction: The Power of 3D Printed Bio-Based Floors

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Innovative Housing Showcase on June 9th-11th featured the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), the DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and one of their industry partners, SHoP Architects, along with the design they collaborated on: bio-based, […]

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ASCC Paves the Way in Sustainable Marine Tooling 

ASCC researchers, James Anderson and Dr. Andrew Gifford met with the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Maine Boatbuilder tooling cluster, a consortium of representatives from the state’s boat-building and material-compounding industries, to present findings on a recently completed project. Funded by the MTI’s Cluster Initiative Program and with the assistance of some of Maine’s largest boat-building […]

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UMaine’s BioHome3D recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for excellence in additive manufacturing

The University of Maine has been awarded the Aubin AM Case Study Award for its BioHome3D project. The project, which involves the construction of the world’s first fully bio-based, fully recyclable, 3D-printed house, was recognized for its innovative and effective application of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) presented the award […]

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