vibers ™ has developed a new concrete with its partners TU Eindhoven and Concrete Valley. A mixture with a low ecological footprint and high technical performance. We realized a Living Lab to manufacture lightweight concrete objects from a biobased mortar of Elephant Grass. As a first step, the mortar was used in a traditional way of working for existing products. As a second step 3D printing is applied. To achieve this goal, a sustainable mortar has been developed so that (via 3D printing) concrete elements can be made for (residential and civil) construction. A mixture of ingredients whose extraction causes as little damage as possible to the living environment (people, planet) and which is easy to process (pumpability, fast hardening, good properties). By applying high-tech production methods and new materials, combining existing and new knowledge and techniques (3D printing), local and design-free construction is possible. Constructions are possible that previously were not feasible and / or very expensive.
First object: a modulair sofa
Sustainability is gradually becoming the standard. By developing our new lightweight concrete type based on vibers™ technology with biomass (elephant grass), this aspect of sustainable building gets a boost. Our first object made of concrete is a sofa that has been designed together with municipalities under architecture. The next step will be 3D printing with vibers™ material.