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In a collaborative project, researchers from different institutions are developing together ways to address sustainability in future residential buildings, through advancing additive manufacturing technologies with cellulose-based material.
The impact of digitalisation on the manufacturing and construction industry is merely in its infancy. However, a large innovation project with its base at Sliperiet at Umeå Arts Campus, a part of Umeå University, is now setting the pace in the region’s journey to the forefront of this field.
One of the sub-goals of the project is to produce cellulose based materials for full-scale 3D printing, which can be anything from printing weather-stripping and doors, to walls and, in the end, complete houses.
Collaborating partners are involved: Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå School of Business and Economics, the Department of Informatics and the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University. The project is also made up of the research institutes: RISE Interactive (formerly called Interactive Institute Swedish ICT) and SP Processum, as well as of companies such as Revenues, White Architects, and the Network for sustainable building and administering in cold climates. Umeå municipality and Region Västerbotten offer their support by co-funding the project.