Our company, ACCIONA, has been committed since its 1862 founding to pushing forward innovation in order to develop nontraditional ways to solve problems, and to always looking for new business and new initiatives. That is the main reason why, 3 years ago, ACCIONA's Innovation Division started to work in 2 different technologies: reality capture, looking to transform the real world into a digital world; and large-scale 3D printing, aimed at creating new 3D-printed elements from CAD digital files. Both technologies were especially interesting for preserving our cultural heritage. In order to probe both worlds-physical and digital are interconnected due to both technologies-in ACCIONA, we decided to start a pilot project that let us capture an existing structure (like a sculpture or a part of a building) using reality capture technology, and then 3D print a replica using concrete large-scale 3D-printing technology.
- Learn about applying reality capture to generate 3D-printable models
- Discover the boundaries of current concrete large-scale 3D printing technology
- Learn about future trends of large-scale 3D printing
- Discover other technologies to increase resolution in heritage 3D-printed and reality-captured elements
I am a PhD Civil Engineer since 1999, currently working in Acciona, one of the most important Renewable Energy and Construction Spanish Company as Corporate Manager of Technology Transfer in Innovation & Technology Division. I am leading the implementation of new technologies in ACCIONA that come from advanced technological and digital SME, Start-ups, Spin-offs, Universities and Technological Centers, always with an open innovation strategy. I am working in five Innovation Areas that are focused on Mixed Reality (Virtual and Augmented Reality), Concrete Large Scale 3D Printing, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Robotics and Sustainable Innovation. I also worked as Head of the Department of Innovation of Technological Center of Acciona Infraestructuras in Madrid for 4 years. During this period I implemented and generated business of all the technology developed in R&D Center works in ACCIONA construction projects.