Autonomous Concrete Printing – National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Scott Jenne
Entrepreneurial Lead: Jason Cotrell
Industry Mentor: Sandy Butterfield

Technology Description

Autonomous Concrete Printing uses demonstrated concrete 3D printing technologies in a novel configuration to manufacture ultra-tall wind turbine towers in place. This technology is intended to print complex concrete structures without the need for additional support structures. In the envisioned embodiment, the technology will be able to print towers in heights that exceed 200m using low cost materials and structurally efficient designs not possible using traditional manufacturing techniques.