Renca introduced geocement for 3D printing
Russian-Italian startup Renca came up with ecocement for 3D printing, which was called géobéton or geocement. Startupers stated that geocement production will facilitate the reduction of СО2 emissions by 90% as compared to the ordinary ways of cement production. Moreover, secondary raw materials will be used for its production, meaning that the manufacturing cost and negative impacts on nature will be reduced.
Russian businessman Andrei Dudnikov and Italian geologist Alex Reggiani founded Renca last year. Now, the startup can establish partnership contacts with construction companies in Dubai, where additive technologies are planned to be applied in the construction of 25% of all buildings.
Innovative material consists of ash, produced in the process of coal combustion, and granulated blast-furnace slag, obtained after smelting of iron and steel.
Geocement has been already used in Apis Cor 3D printer.
Material features a number of benefits: quick drying, temperature resistance and texture that ideally fits for 3D devices.
Besides that, builders can change its properties: all one needs to do is to change the proportion of ingredients.
Renca is planning to present the development to potential investors soon, in order to launch the full cycle production of geocement.