Lessons from the TailorCrete Project


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Title: Lessons from the TailorCrete Project

Author(s): Thomas Juul Andersen, Wilson Ricardo Leal da Silva, and Lars Nyholm Thrane

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 38

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 54-61

Keywords: robot, formwork, finish, bugholes

Date: 3/1/2016

A full-scale sculptural concrete structure, the Demonstrator, was constructed in Aarhus, Denmark, using TailorCrete technology developed at the Danish Technological Institute. TailorCrete is a digital formwork manufacturing process comprising robotic milling (subtractive manufacturing) and lightweight formwork materials, including coatings and release agents. Thanks to this technology, the Demonstrator’s concrete surface exhibited a high-quality finish in terms of smoothness and lack of bugholes.