3D Printing Buildings: DUS Architects / And Henkel Corporation
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom C Track 6
16:55 - 17:20
The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is one of the largest global industries at $12+ trillion. Productivity in this industry, however, has stagnated over the past 50 years despite all the gains made in other industries. In fact, the construction site has not changed much since Roman times. By fully digitizing the building process, the entire AEC value chain can be automated which results in significant cost reduction, less material waste, and greater design freedom. DUS Architects / Actual have developed and 3D printed numerous building structures creating new digital produced products for the market using a specially formulated Henkel polyamide. Examples will be highlighted during the presentation.
Vito Buffa is an Innovation Management Director at Henkel Corporation. In his current role, he sets technology strategy and manages two technology portfolios within Henkel's Adhesive Research group. Additive Manufacturing materials are a focus area within one of these portfolios. Vito began his career with Henkel in 1986 as a Development Engineer. He has held numerous development, manufacturing, marketing, and innovation management positions over the years. He moved into his current role as Innovation Management Director in 2015.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people with reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide. Henkel's powerful innovations and leading technologies under top-brands such as Loctite create sustainable value for industrial customers, consumers and professional users.