French company XtreeE, which specializes in large-format 3D printing in the construction sector, has announced the global launch of three new networked 3D printing units. These units, operated by partners in Switzerland, the U.S. and Japan, bring the total number of 3D printing units deployed to 12, as part of XtreeE’s ongoing strategy to build a global network of more than 50 3D printing units by 2025.
Since its inception in 2015, XtreeE has been working to raise funds to support this goal. Following successful funding rounds in 2017 and 2018, which included Vinci Construction, Shibumi International and Holcim France, XtreeE is now accelerating the development of its network of networked 3D printing units. The goal is to enable the efficient production of custom structural building elements. Six more units are planned to be operational by the end of 2023.
XtreeE’s “Printing-as-a-Service” platform offers customers a catalog of certified products. This includes small standardized components with high reproducibility as well as complex parts such as bridge segments and girder nodes. In addition, digital assistance tools for architectural design and 3D printed parts are included in this platform.
XtreeE has demonstrated the feasibility of its technology through more than 40 projects to date. These range from architectural elements and infrastructure to interior and exterior furniture.