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Title: Fieldable Platform for Large-Scale Deposition of Concrete Structures

Abstract

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is developing a novel, large-scale additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, system. The Sky Big Area Additive Manufacturing (SkyBAAM) system will ultimately be a fieldable concrete deposition machine with pick and place abilities that will allow for full-scale, automated construction of buildings. The system will be implemented with existing construction equipment meaning conventional cranes will be used to suspend the printhead. SkyBAAM will be cable-driven by four base stations and suspended from a single crane. The elimination of a gantry system, found commonly in large-scale additive manufacturing systems, will enable SkyBAAM to be quickly set up with minimal site preparation. The medium-scale version of SkyBAAM is currently in development. The system design, cable stiffness analysis, and tactics for freezing rotational degrees-of-freedom (DOF), detailed in this paper, will provide a basis for the final, large-scale version of the SkyBAAM system.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1471897
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - Austin, Texas, United States of America - 8/13/2018 4:00:00 AM-8/15/2018 4:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Chesser, Phillip C., Post, Brian K., Roschli, Alex C., Lind, Randall F., Boulger, Alex M., Love, Lonnie J., and Gaul, Katherine T. Fieldable Platform for Large-Scale Deposition of Concrete Structures. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Chesser, Phillip C., Post, Brian K., Roschli, Alex C., Lind, Randall F., Boulger, Alex M., Love, Lonnie J., & Gaul, Katherine T. Fieldable Platform for Large-Scale Deposition of Concrete Structures. United States.
Chesser, Phillip C., Post, Brian K., Roschli, Alex C., Lind, Randall F., Boulger, Alex M., Love, Lonnie J., and Gaul, Katherine T. Wed . "Fieldable Platform for Large-Scale Deposition of Concrete Structures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1471897.
@article{osti_1471897,
title = {Fieldable Platform for Large-Scale Deposition of Concrete Structures},
author = {Chesser, Phillip C. and Post, Brian K. and Roschli, Alex C. and Lind, Randall F. and Boulger, Alex M. and Love, Lonnie J. and Gaul, Katherine T.},
abstractNote = {Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is developing a novel, large-scale additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, system. The Sky Big Area Additive Manufacturing (SkyBAAM) system will ultimately be a fieldable concrete deposition machine with pick and place abilities that will allow for full-scale, automated construction of buildings. The system will be implemented with existing construction equipment meaning conventional cranes will be used to suspend the printhead. SkyBAAM will be cable-driven by four base stations and suspended from a single crane. The elimination of a gantry system, found commonly in large-scale additive manufacturing systems, will enable SkyBAAM to be quickly set up with minimal site preparation. The medium-scale version of SkyBAAM is currently in development. The system design, cable stiffness analysis, and tactics for freezing rotational degrees-of-freedom (DOF), detailed in this paper, will provide a basis for the final, large-scale version of the SkyBAAM system.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
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