Senior Researcher, Kerrie Masone, introduces AMClad: a 3D printing material that’s a cross between a polymer and a concrete. Made through an isotropic sand engineered composite material, we printed it using a high resolution metal printing process – or a jet binding process.
This material is different from other printing materials because of its strength (stronger and lower cost than ABS) so in terms of flexural strength, compression strength, and tensile strength it is much stronger.
It’s currently being used in retail spaces, however we foresee this material being used beyond retail spaces into architecture. The properties allow it to be used for walls or claddings and possibly even flooring.