Australian 3D printing technology company, Luyten 3D, has partnered with US based building company Alquist 3D, to solve the housing affordability crisis sweeping across North America.
Luyten 3D is supplying its proprietary 3D concrete mix ‘Ultimatecrete’ to Alquist 3D for the build of houses and other dwellings in the United States and Canada. The first house is already underway in Muscatine, Iowa, with thousands more to follow. The deal is considered one of the most significant in Australia’s building and construction export history and will see Australia’s groundbreaking technology helping to solve one of the US’s biggest ever housing crises.
“We are absolutely delighted that our concrete mix is being used to build next generation 3D printed houses in the United States of America and Canada,” Luyten 3D cofounder and global CEO, Ahmed Mahil said.
“Our concrete mix has been developed over a number of years involving extensive testing and is considered the leading concrete mix in the world for 3D printed concrete construction. Not only is it strong and fast drying, it is also impervious to all types of weather making it ideal for housing in areas prone to violent and erratic weather events.
“Our concrete mix will enable the fast and affordable build of 3D printed houses that are stylish, affordable, strong, durable and ecofriendly.”
Luyten 3D recently entered into a partnership with Alquist 3D to provide the business with a reliable and constant supply of Ultimacrete.
The partnership brings together two of the most progressive 3D printing businesses to accelerate the build of 3D homes and dwellings in the United States and Canada.
Luyten 3D is an Australian company founded in 2020 that has rapidly forged a strong reputation for the design and manufacture of cutting edge mobile AI powered 3D concrete printers for the building and construction industry. It has also developed the world’s leading concrete mix ‘Ultimatecrete’ for industry capable of delivering fast drying high strength eco-friendly concrete in the build of 3D structures. Luyten 3D was the first company in Australia to introduce 3D printing robotics for the building and construction sector and the team has already achieved significant milestones including the build of the first 3D building code compliant house in the southern hemisphere in Australia.
Alquist 3D is a highly respected US based firm that brings new vitality to smaller communities by creating affordable, sustainable, innovative homes. Using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, Alquist helps lift economically distressed and under-served communities by lowering the cost of building the single-family, multifamily, mixed-use, and senior-living homes they need to thrive.
“As an Australian company, that has developed world-leading technology in the 3D printing sector, we are extremely proud to be partnering with Alquist 3D to support and promote the build of 3D homes across the United States and Canada,” Luyten 3D cofounder and global CEO, Ahmed Mahil said.
“Our work together will involve providing Alquist 3D with the ability to use and distribute Ultimatecrete under license across the United States and Canada.”
Luyten 3D Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Godrey Keung said, “What makes Luyten’s Ultimatecrete unique is that it was designed with sustainability and economic feasibility in mind. It is the only concrete mix for 3D printing that truly reduces construction site costs between 30 and 60 percent compared to other methods.
“The build of 3D printed properties in the US using our concrete mix is already underway in Iowa. It will then be used for another project in Florida which is a hurricane prone state where Ultimatecrete’s strength and durability is needed as more natural weather events are expected due to climate change.
“The Ultimatecrete version formulated for Alquist’s needs in Iowa is two to three times stronger than normal mixtures and the first mix to crack the cost barrier making this an economically feasible technology where real savings can be realised.”
Luyten is the first company to build using this method in Australia and the southern hemisphere and it is also the first in Australia to test such a mix and print in a controlled environment as well as in outside conditions.
Luyten is the only company in its field in Australasia with real cutting edge IP. The company’s latest announcment shows their technology is at the pinnacle of this technology worldwide, supplying the technology to all seven continents.
“We are extremely excited to see our unique Australian product being used to help solve housing problems across the world and we look forward to growing our partnership with Alquist 3D into the future,” Dr Keung added.
Luyten designs and manufactures custom large-scale three-dimensional concrete printers that cater for all project needs on site from conceptual design through to the final product. It also produces the world’s leading concrete mix ‘Ultimatecrete’ for 3D printing in the building and construction industry. The business offers 3D concrete printing solutions for the incorporation of three-dimensional membranes on traditional construction sites, as well as on-site concrete printing consultations, operational assistance, and rental service offerings.