“The Black Buffalo 3D team recognized the need for material standardization to drive the next phase of growth in the 3D construction industry,” remarked Michael WoodsCEO/COO of Big Sun Holdings, the parent company of Black Buffalo 3D, “MAPEI was able to take the formula our team developed and take it to the next level, outperforming every product on the market – making 3D printing of homes, buildings and infrastructure financially feasible at almost any level.”
Planitop 3D is now available through MAPEI in North America. This cement-based construction ink/mortar was specially developed after years of research, testing and evaluation by independent and in-house materials scientists from Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, MAPEI and various 3rd party labs, including Intertek based in York, Pennsylvania. Held to the highest standards and created to increase efficiency on the jobsite and throughout its life cycle, Planitop 3D is designed to quickly install and support each layer printed above.
“MAPEI has always been recognized for its innovation and for helping communities across the country. 3D printed homes and other structures printed with NEXCON printers from Planitop 3D and Black Buffalo 3D represent the most compassionate technology, creating a more affordable housing market,” remarked Luigi Di Geso, President and Chief Executive Officer of MAPEI Corporation. “We are proud to be involved in this evolution of construction and housing.”
Although this is the first public announcement, materials scientists at Black Buffalo 3D and MAPEI have been hard at work for more than a year to refine a cement-based construction ink for the construction industry. 3D. Milestones already achieved include multiple 13+ hour print sessions on NEXCON printers by the Black Buffalo 3D team in Elizabeth, New Jersey, which have been verified by members of the ICC-ES Intertek accredited laboratory. The verification process used rigorous testing under the criteria of the ICC-ES AC-509 standard for 3D printed walls. Official results and reports are expected to be released in the coming months.
About Black Buffalo 3D Corporation
Black Buffalo 3D Corporation (https://www.bb3d.io) is the New York-based US subsidiary of HN Inc. co. Ltd. – formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd. – and a subsidiary of Big Sun Holdings Group, Inc. Black Buffalo 3D is poised to revolutionize construction and become the world’s leading supplier of intelligent 3D construction printers (3DCP), an exclusive construction “ink” (Planitop 3D) and 3D printing construction consulting services. Print smart, sustainable infrastructure on demand with Black Buffalo 3D NEXCON printers available now. Stay tuned for updates on our customers’ projects and the development of breakthrough 3D build ink materials.
Founded in 1937 in Milano, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemicals for the building industry and has helped build some of the world’s most significant architectural and infrastructure works. With 91 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 84 manufacturing plants in 35 different countries, the Group employs approximately 11,000 people worldwide. The foundations of the company’s success are specialization, internationalization, research and development and sustainability.
Based at Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI in North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for UNITED STATES), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Porto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 18 establishments collectively have a workforce of more than 1,600 employees. MAPEI’s facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue in R&D, MAPEI provides training to architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the through the MAPEI Technical Institute. To learn more about MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).
SOURCE Black Buffalo 3D Corporation