The so-called Selective Cement Activation, SCA technology for short, combines additive (series) production with construction in a radically new way.
With this (extraordinary) technology it is possible to combine aspects such as sustainability, industrialization and the advantages of freedom of geometry in construction.
Additive Tectonics GmbH, founded in 2020 as a daughter company of FIT AG, is fully committed to the application, research and further development of this new technology.
With a view to sustainability, it is examining a manufacturing concept of zero-waste production, with a focus on the entire life cycle of a construction product (component). Starting with the resource-saving use of raw materials, material mix, production, post-processing up to the recycling of produced components and return to the manufacturing process (circular system).
For this purpose, the properties and advantages of a newly developed material Econit, a magnesium oxychloride cement, are compared with Portland cement, which is widely used in construction. Sustainability is examined not only on the basis of the energy balance, but also through sustainable functional integration, e.g. through heat, fire, noise protection, lightweight construction and maintenance.
The development of a scalable industrial additive manufacturing system is important to Additive Tectonics GmbH. The focus is on a high degree of automation, industrial quality assurance, freedom of material and geometry and the expansion of production capacity limits.
The lecture gives an insight into the current status of developments and will refute them with some application examples.