The techniques concerning 3D printing are becoming more innovative every day. Not that long ago, we thought that 3D printing would only involve plastics. Now 3D printing involves plastics but also materials like glass and others. Moreover, the techniques related to 3D construction are also gaining popularity. Many of the researchers are working diligently to craft an automated 3D printing system that can complete an entire building’s basic structure.
New Mexico-based Petricor is one such trailblazing company that is constantly working to develop a new technology in manufacturing buildings. Their technique of additive manufacturing includes concrete as well as the use of many other materials. They are now working on a current project named “Open House Technology” which is attempting to develop a completely automated manner for using additive manufacturing to complete an entire building. Their aim is not only to develop an application for industrial purposes, but also for commercial and residential purposes. Petricor aims to make construction more efficient, less expensive, and less time-consuming through their technology.
Along with Open House, Petricor is also working on an omniprinter. This is a low cost omnidirectional 3D printer that can print in a wide area that can be used as an educational tool for entrepreneurial use. It also has an omnidirectional vehicle that lifts and transforms heavy balanced loads to automate different tasks and autonomously transport loads across the floor by syncing with upper modules that are used on the factory floors.
The Leading Light of Petricor
Leadership is all about mentoring your team to pull maximum throughput in less time for the betterment of company, but to fill a company’s coffers in this fast paced, hyper-competitive world is not an easy task. To do so, a leader must have adept proficiency about the core services and attitude to trigger innovation in the team. One such innovative and courageous business leader is Edgar Bolivar, CEO, Petricor. He is an Automation Specialist, Theoretical Physicist, Autodidact, and Industrial Engineer who has laid down a framework for the latest 3D printing and electromagnetism theories. Now, he is spending his full time to develop 3D printing technology, and made many significant discoveries that involve a completely automated system to construct large objects such as houses and buildings. His findings encouraged him to work developing the 3D printing technology both for commercial and residential structures.
His early work centered on Electromagnetism and Plasma Fusion. After eight years of working as an Automation Specialist for the food industry, he had done many experiments related to electromagnetism, and he also theorized a Plasma Engine and a Plasma Reactor.
While throwing light on the future prospect of Petricor, the CEO revealed an interesting thing. “Petricor is about to release the next version of their prototype through a crowd-funding campaign and make the Open House 3D printer available to purchase by the public,” adds Edgar.
About the Pioneer of 3D Printing
Petricor has proficiency in engineering cutting-edge robotic 3D printers. “Our initial focus has been the creation of an omnidirectional 3D printer named Open House which is our solution to the lack of adequate housing,” states the company CEO, Edgar Bolivar.
Petricor is a one-stop shop for automated construction, both in the education and industrial sectors. “It is important that clients and users get educated as fast as possible of the technological advances in the additive manufacturing for civil industry,” states Petricor. “We believe in the disseminating information openly to be able to speed up the development of technology, and we want to create a field of no competition or barriers for development.”
Innovative Product with Top-notch Efficiency
Petricor is taking 3D printing outside of the box with its Open House printer. The Open House Printer, which will be Open Source to allow developers to create new tools, will be able to print in a wide area without hard restrictions or limitations in size. Initially, it will function as a 3D printer only, but later versions will be a multi-faceted tool that will perform virtually any tasks with minor modifications or by designing the right tool for the job.
The company has built a state-of-the art platform known as Open House 1.0 which empowers end-users with different vital tools required for 3D printing with its effective robotic arms. The objective behind crafting this interesting product is getting users acquainted with the technology to justify the investment in Petricor’s bigger industrial product, Open House 2.0. Open House 2.0 is a larger version of Open House 1.0, and it is built with robust industrial components designed to perform under industrial settings and conditions.
Distinctiveness of its Services
Combining the aforementioned research and testing areas into its solution while organizing it and making it public and readily available is one of Petricor’s unique strategies. Normally, companies keep this information for themselves, but for Petricor, solving the housing problem as fast as possible is more motivating than keeping the information to themselves. “If we let others play with our technology for construction it may potentially mean that it will be one day less that a person will have to sleep out in the cold,” states Bolivar.
Industry Scenario through the Prism of Petricor
According to Petricor, the field of additive manufacturing in construction is cloudy at best and current hardware solutions to solve the housing problem are just proposals. There is no hard research in these proposals. In order to completely address 3D printing in construction, areas outside of hardware development, software, and robotics must be considered such as materials design, architectural design, geographical locations, and most importantly, civil engineering. It is after enough data has been gathered in these topics, that proper hardware development can be addressed. “It is incredibly important that we have researched every angle if we are going to put a label on a product saying that it will automatically print a building that people will live their lives in,” asserts the CEO.