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World’s largest 3D printed building delivered in Florida

by Liam Turner
The world's largest 3D printed building in Florida

A COBOD 3D printer has been used to deliver a luxury horse barn in Florida, which is now the world’s largest 3D printed building.

Printed Farms – known for completing Florida’s first permitted 3D printed house in Tallahassee – used COBOD’s BOD2 construction 3D printer for the project.

COBOD now holds all “meaningful” records for 3D printed buildings, including the tallest 3D printed building (Saudi Arabia 33 ft/9.9 m), the fasted 3D printed building (three buildings in eight days in Oman), and now the largest 3D printed building in the world.

The equestrian facility boasts a total floor area of 10,105 sq. ft/939 m2 and a height of 13 ft/four metres.

The total length of the building is 155 ft/47 m; the width is 83 ft/25 m.

Situated in Wellington in southern Florida, the world’s largest 3D printed building has been constructed to withstand extreme local weather conditions, including hurricanes and tropical storms.

The structure’s 3D printed walls also create a cavity and air gap that provides natural cooling to the building.

The build process involved five moves of the printer, with the two sides completed twice and the middle section executed once.

‘Remarkable job’

Philip Lund-Nielsen, COBOD co-founder and head of Americas, said: “Printed Farms has done a remarkable job in completing this massive structure, and the project demonstrates again how 3D printing is transforming the construction industry for the better.

“COBOD is proud to be technology supplier to yet another recordbreaking 3D printing project on US soil, which comes only shortly after the completion of the US’ first two-storey 3D printed building in Texas, also using our BOD2 3D printer.”

He added: “We are especially proud to observe our 3D printers being utilised for a broad range of applications besides housing, which is the industry’s predominant use case.

“Our machines dominate this space already, but are in addition also used to print turbine bases, schools, office buildings, data centers, silos, and more – now that horse barns are added to the list.”

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