The first applied research center for 3D printing of buildings is born in Ticino. A revolution for the entire supply chain.
We are the market radar
We monitor key industry trends, technologies, materials, and practices with the most significant growth potential.
We register new patents.
We patent performance technologies and new printing materials and make them available to our partners.
We organize events for professional development and discussion among supply chain players in our area.
We help businesses
We organize initiatives to help our partners build their professional "know-how."
We initiate new start-ups
We initiate new start-ups and spin-offs that our partners can join to expand their business area.
We attract new talents.
We help the Ticino region attract bright new international professionals.
The Competence Center for 3D Building is a landmark in the landscape of additive building manufacturing, the 3D printing of buildings: an innovation that is changing the building industry like never before.
We are a research center and, simultaneously, a cross-sector network for the entire supply chain. We bring new technologies, skills, and processes to attract the best talents and the most cutting-edge international companies.
An operational aspect of the Center is the development of technical and strategic ideas and solutions that will result in patents, a value available to network member companies.
Benefits for businesses and organizations
Benefits for start-ups and developer companies
Benefits for independent professionals
Benefits for private investors
Benefits for academic and research institutions
Benefits for private sponsors
The Center makes its expertise and technologies available free of charge for scenarios and areas where 3d printing technology for buildings can have a positive impact by decreasing costs and lead times. In addition, the Center provides enabling expertise to coordinate technical aspects of extraordinary or emergency interventions. Examples may include areas affected by catastrophic events, emergency housing needs, or projects in developing countries.
With 3D printing of buildings, safe and earthquake-resistant housing is created. And new materials used for the building operation can be part of a circular economy logic
WHERE WE ARE
Competence Center 3D Building
Via Cantonale 38 - 6928 Manno