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The American Concrete Institute announces the formation of a new committee whose mission is to develop and report information on three-dimensional (3-D) printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious materials.

Chaired by Scott Jones, ACI Committee 564, 3-D Printing with Cementitious Materials, aims to develop publications relating to additive manufacturing with cement-based materials. Publications would focus on impact and challenges, and another on construction applications.

Further goals include collaborating with other ACI committees to disseminate additive manufacturing information and determining ways additive manufacturing may be integrated into the concrete community; collaborating with technical organizations to facilitate and coordinate information sharing; fostering discussion on research needs and challenges preventing additive manufacturing from wide adoption in the concrete construction community; and developing guidelines to evaluate materials and technology for additive manufacturing.

“3-D printing is a new and exciting frontier in the concrete industry,” states Jones. “ACI Committee 564 hopes to bring together all stakeholders to discuss the many challenges and opportunities with this new technology.”

ACI committee 564 will meet at the upcoming Concrete Convention and Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, USA, October 15, 2018, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM. Just prior to the committee meeting, there will also be a series of seven presentations during a session titled “Materials Science Aspects Related to Digital Manufacturing (3-D Printing) of Cementitious Materials” beginning at 8:30 AM.

ACI will also host a webinar through ACI University on advancing the art of 3-D printing in concrete construction on November 13, 2018. Details at

Learn more about ACI resources on 3-D printing.

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