3D printing of Ice
Fibre-reinforced ice for sculptures and buildings
In this collaborative project with various universities and companies we are developing a 3D printer for the extrusion of ice composite. Fibre-reinforced ice is far stronger and tougher than regular ice and consequently a more reliable building material for cold environments. This technology is suitable for exhibition sculptures and ‘architectural’ constructions during polar expeditions and Mars missions.
Arno Pronk, Elke Mergny, Qingpeng Li, Peng Luo, Yue Wu
Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology; Civil Engineering and Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology; Engineering, Summa College
Coaches: Hans van den Elzen
Students: Yaron Moonen, Yiling Zhou
Cliënts: Easy Cool, Mammoet, CLOUDS Architecture Office New York