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Large-Scale 3D Printing for Architecture | Hedwig Heinsman

Large-Scale 3D Printing for Architecture

Aectual’s Hedwig Heinsman shares her company’s pioneering method of additive manufacturing for large architectural components


The way we build today isn’t much different from how we’ve built for thousands of years: we deliver raw materials and standardized parts to the construction site, then customize and build with them. It’s an inefficient and labor-intensive process that produces a lot of waste, and it can’t scale to meet the needs of the world’s growing population. Hedwig Heinsman of Aectual shares how her company is pioneering the additive manufacturing of large architectural components such as floors, wall panels, stairs, and facades that are customized to specific projects, fabricated in a factory, then delivered to the construction site for installation, enabling a building process that’s faster, less expensive, and more efficient.

About the speaker

Hedwig Heinsman is the co-founder and CCO at Aectual, as well as the co-founder of DUS Architects and the co-founder of 3D Print Canal House. She holds a Master of Architecture from Delft University of Technology as well as a Master of Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology.

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